As COVID-19 continues to disrupt the global economy and society, it becomes more evident that the pandemic is affecting women and men differently and that gender-balanced responses are necessary. Governments and humanitarian organisations have come together in creating strategies for responding to the challenges arising from the pandemic, including the gendered impacts that pose as a threat to the safety, welfare and economic standing of women worldwide. In more ways than one, the COVID-19 pandemic stands in the way of Women’s Economic Empowerment.
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Macquarie allots P43M for women entrepreneurs
IW-ILO research demonstrates business case for women in business and management in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines
Are brands keeping up with pandemic-driven shifts in gender roles?
Addressing access to capital for women-owned small businesses in Indonesia through a prototype lending platform
THE ADVANCE OF IMPACT INVESTING IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
Based on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021, another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years. Gender-sensitive recovery strategies will be critical in making ...
Gender lens investing in Southeast Asia: A snapshot of progress in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam
This landscape report, co-authored by Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, and Value for Women Ltd. (VfW), presents gender lens investing (GLI) trends and insights from investors operating in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. It draws on extensive interviews—conducted before and during the COVID-19 pandemic—with more than 30 investors and ecosystem ...
McKinsey & Company research on the impact of COVID-19 on families shows that women bear significant social and economic fallout from the crisis, even considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce entirely. In a new survey, McKinsey addresses the question of how men can be supportive to their female partners and use time off ...