Kate Francis


Toward a Resilient Care Ecosystem in Asia and the Pacific: Reflection on the Bali Care Economy Dialogue

Washington, DC, Thursday, January 12, 2023


  The Asia Foundation and the U.S. Department of State’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues are pleased to announce a virtual reflection session that will provide an overview of a recent regional convening—the Bali Care Economy Dialogue—that took place in November 2022 to leverage global momentum around transforming the care economy w… Read more


A Crisis within a Crisis: Climate Change and Gender-Based Violence

March 2, 2022


As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, women’s achievements and their ongoing struggle for equality have taken on even greater importance in the face of the climate crisis.

Bangladesh women entrepreneur 

No Silver Bullet for Women Entrepreneurs

November 7, 2018


Women’s entrepreneurship is a top regional concern in Asia, where women own more than half of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in some countries. Even where women are starting businesses at relatively high rates, however, their profits and growth are constrained relative to their male counterparts. In Cambodia, for example, less than 1… Read more