Women’s rights in Asia – how far have we come?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Bjorn Andersson Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund In 1994, something remarkable happened at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. After years of often heated negotiations, 179 governments agreed on […]

Women’s rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday. “Alarming pushbacks have been progressing across regions of the globe”, through what the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and […]

G20 LIVE: “Re-envisioning the economy to enable women to reach their full potential” live from Antalya Turkey

Gender inequality pervades G20 economies and beyond. Women carry out the vast majority of unpaid labor around the world and are vastly overrepresented in informal, insecure and vulnerable employment. They are also subject to occupational discrimination and lack access to social protection and pension systems. Women’s unemployment accounts for three quarters of the global job […]