Workplace Gender Equality
Enabling Policy Reforms
Campaigns and CoPs
Gender Lens Investing
Established in 2016, Investing in Women (IW) tackles one of the most critical social and economic issues of our time: gender equality.
An Australian Government-funded initiative, Investing in Women works with business leaders, investors, and policymakers to remove barriers to women’s full economic participation.
In Southeast Asia’s rapidly growing and transforming economies, gender inequality stands as a significant barrier to more sustainable and inclusive development. While progress has been made, gender gaps remain, including in economic participation.
Investing in Women supports our partners in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar to advance women’s economic empowerment—building more resilient economies and more equitable societies.
Women’s economic empowerment is not only fundamental to gender equality but key to business competitiveness and productivity. The evidence clearly shows that investing in women—unlocking their skills, talent, innovation and leadership—benefits not only the women themselves but also their families, communities, workplaces and nations.
IW supports women to participate fully as employees and entrepreneurs by reducing or removing structural barriers. Together with our partners, IW works to place women at the forefront of economic development.
Established Business Coalitions that improve workplace gender equality in the private sector in Southeast Asia. Together these coalitions have enlisted 128 major businesses, representing over 1 million employees, to implement more equitable workplace policies and practices.
YEARS OF PROGRAM INNOVATION
FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT (IN AUD)
COMPANIES COMMITTED TO Workplace Gender Equality
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Latest Knowledge Resources
This paper provides a summary of how interventions that address gender norms have sought to influence gender norms and the lessons learned from these efforts.
Investigating Gendered Social Norms Affecting Women’s Economic Participation Related to Recruitment and Promotion in Vietnam
This report presents findings of CARE International in Vietnam’s research on gendered social norms and how they limit women’s economic participation as factory workers and office workers in Vietnam. The research employs CARE International’s Social Norms Analysis Plot...
This infographic provides a summary of Value for Women’s How to Invest with a Gender Lens: A guide for Investors in emerging markets, which was published in partnership with Investing in Women.