Gender Equality


Gender Budgeting

September 24, 2019


Gender budgeting (also known as Gender Responsive Budgeting) has been described as “…an approach to budgeting that uses fiscal policy and administration to promote gender equality, and girls’ and women’s development.” More specifically, gender budgeting initiatives typically aim to: use gender-sensitive analysis to understand female and male citize… Read more


The Gender Lab: Engaging Boys to Advance Gender Equality in India

New York City, Friday, September 27, 2019


From 2018 to 2019, 2,500 boys from 61 schools in Mumbai, Indore, and Delhi, India, took a journey to redefine masculinity and stand up to gender-based violence. The Gender Lab Boys Program is the brainchild of cofounders Akshat Singhal and Ayushi Banerji, strong believers in the power of collective action who say they are out to change a patriarchal society, one boy at a time.


Promoting Gender Equality and Social Inclusion: Nepal’s Commitments and Obligations

October 10, 2018


Nepal has an age-long patriarchal social, economic, political and cultural setup that is deeply entrenched and widespread in which women and Dalits are the hardest-hit. The recent wave of political change in the country has brought significant progress in addressing these issues, supported by positive national and international commitments and affi… Read more


Advancing Gender Equality in the Philippines

New York, NY, Friday, October 5th, 2018


9:30 am – 11:00 am EDT WeWork 12 East 49th Street (between 5th and Madison), Conference Room 18C (18th Floor), New York, NY Please bring a photo I.D. to check in at the security desk The Asia Foundation invites you to a Lotus Circle Salon with Sam Chittick, The Asia Foundation office’s country representative in the Philippines. The Asia Foundation’… Read more


Advancing Gender Equality in Asia

September 12, 2018


Earlier this year, the G7 launched the Gender Equality Advisory Council to promote the integration of gender equality and gender-based analysis across all G7 activities and outcomes. As part of Canada’s presidency of the G7 during 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Gender equality must play a key role in creating lasting solutions to the ch… Read more


No Women, No Growth

July 18, 2018


The 2018 Chatham House International Policy Forum convened last week at a time of international angst. Two British cabinet ministers had resigned over Brexit negotiations, creating more uncertainty around the tenure of Prime Minister May. President Trump’s contentious meeting with NATO officials sparked questions about the U.S. commitment to that i… Read more


Unlikely Counterparts: Lessons from Cambodia and South Korea on Women in the Workforce

December 13, 2017


At first glance, working women in Cambodia and Korea wouldn’t appear to have much in common: Korea is, after all, one of the world’s most educated nations, with women achieving near equal education rates as men. However, a closer look reveals some unlikely similarities between the two countries, as well as some surprising contrasts. Recently, 13 Ca… Read more


#GBVchat Tweetchat Relay

November 30, 2016


Addressing Gender-Based Violence in a Changing World 9 am – 2 pm ET On November 30, The Asia Foundation, University Research Co., World Vision, Knowledge for Health (K4Health), Chemonics, Banyan Global, ACDI/VOCA, Promundo, and WI-HER held an online conversation, “Addressing Gender-Based Violence in a Changing World” to mark the 16 Days of Activism… Read more

Youth Civic Engagement in Bangladesh 

Six Pressing Issues in Asia and How We’re Adapting Our Approach to Address Them

September 6, 2016


Today, 60 percent of the world’s population lives in Asia – with 40 percent concentrated in China and India alone – and the region will continue to host the majority of the world’s population through 2050. Over the past two decades, economic growth has helped lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and 56 percent of developing Asia’s po… Read more


Tweetchat Rallies Around Gender Equality for International Women’s Day

March 9, 2016


March 8 marked International Women’s Day, and to commemorate this year, The Asia Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment team hosted a tweetchat relay using the hashtag #IWDchat16, titled Advancing Gender Equality in 2016 and Beyond.