Gender Equality


Guidelines for an Index on Gender Friendly Cities

September 22, 2020


To address the issue of lack of safety in public spaces and fear that women and girls face in them—a tool to assess and measure the quality of built environment and its infrastructure is essential. Safety indices for cities could be such a tool to evaluate these attributes of the city through specific indicators. Developing this set of guidelines a… Read more


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


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

Events Post

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

Blog Post

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

Blog Post

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

Blog Post

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

Youth Civic Engagement in Bangladesh 

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

September 6, 2016

Blog Post

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

Blog Post

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.