Women in Politics and Economics
We are marking 60 years by initiating a year-long, global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia. This week our blog explores the exclusion of women from political and economic life. We interview Asia Foundation Development Fellow and Nepali journalist Jaya Luintel on women's changing roles in Nepal. From Manila, Maribel Buenaobra examines how the Philippines has made great strides in closing the gender gap; while Véronique Salze-Lozac'h and Ka Wai Wong say inclusive growth in Asia is impossible without including women. And Petra Dunne writes on a recent two-day discussion in Kabul on women's economic participation challenges and future. She says securing a place for Afghan women in the workplace is essential. Read more.