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Engendering Hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online

October 2020

This report outlines a new framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to exclude women from public life, in the first ...

The Intersections of Women’s Economic and Reproductive Empowerment

October 2020

This article examines women and work in a variety of contexts to see how childbearing and access to reproductive health and childcare services ...

Building bridges, not walking on backs: A feminist economic recovery plan for COVID-19

June 2020

This document represents a living and evolving agenda for a feminist COVID-19 response and recovery and therefore is not exhaustive, definitive or exclusively ...

Coronavirus research: Work behaviours

May 2020

This whitepaper explores how COVID-19 has changed the way people work, and how equipped businesses are for a fully remote workforce, what challenges ...

Women in Agriculture Initiative – Annual Report 2019

May 2020

This report provides data and insights on the milestones of Root Capital’s Women in Agricultural Initiative for 2019. A partner of Investing in ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Equality

April 2020

Prepared by the National Bureau of Economic Research, this paper provides insights on how the economic downturn caused by COVID-18 can affect women ...

UPDATE: Impacts on COVID-19 on Domestic and Family Violence in NSW

April 2020

Women’s Safety NSW conducted a second survey of frontline workers and service providers to gather information on the evolving challenges arising from ...

Gender inequality, work hours, and the future of work

February 2020

Work hours matter to gender equality, and this report attempts to explain why. It explores the role of time-related policies in reducing gender ...

Women in the Workplace 2019| Insights

January 2020

McKinsey & Company, in partnership with LeanIn.Org., has surveyed close to 600 companies and more than a quarter of a million people, and ...

Ending violence is our business

November 2019

Ending violence is our business is a tool developed by the UN Women Regional Office for Asia Pacific to share practices and key ...

Women in the Workplace 2019

October 2019

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of women in corporate jobs in the United States. Findings for Women in the ...

The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report

September 2019

This report provides information on sociodemographic characteristics that influence overall movement in the women-owned business sector in the United States.

Communications and Gender Checklist: Things to Consider

July 2019

This short guide outlines tips for how to apply a gender and inclusion lens while developing and reviewing communications materials.

Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN

July 2019

The Board Gender Diversity in ASEAN study advances the case that having women in business leadership positions is good for company performance,.

State of the Worlds Fathers 2019: Unlocking the Power of Men’s Care

June 2019

The third State of the World’s Fathers report reveals new research on men’s caregiving from 11 countries, with additional cross-country analysis of ...

Women in Business and Management 2019: The business case for change

May 2019

This report shows that gender diversity is a smart business strategy: the lack of gender diversity may act as a barrier to enhanced ...

East Asia Forum Quarterly Vol.11 No.1: Investing in Women

March 2019

This issue of EAFQ touches on key economic and social questions that affect gender equality in South East Asia and East Asia, delving ...

Game changers: Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

September 2018

This report examines the situation of women in Asia and the Pacific and analyses progress and obstacles in terms of gender equality in ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work

June 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work and its relationship with the changing world of work. A key ...

Care work and care jobs for the future of decent work: Key findings in Asia and the Pacific

June 2018

This report takes a comprehensive look at unpaid and paid care work in Asia and the Pacific and its relationship with the changing ...

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

April 2018

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute explores the challenge of gender inequality in Asia Pacific and considers what it will take to ...

Strengthening Women’s Entrepreneurship in ASEAN

September 2017

This report analyses the policy landscape, identifies gaps, and proposes recommendations to advance the role of women in the labour market, as entrepreneurs ...

Feminism And Gender Equality Around The World

March 2017

This report provides an overview of the state of feminism and gender equality around the world based on survey results from across 24 countries.

Women at Work Trends 2016

March 2016

This report provides the latest data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy ...

The “Gender Pension-Gap” in the Aging Societies of East Asia: A Policy Note from the East Asia and Pacific Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality

January 2016

This report presents findings from a review of pension policies and their gender dimensions in eight countries of the East Asia region where ...

Women in the Workforce: An Unmet Potential in Asia and the Pacific

April 2015

This report looks into the complex and varied causes behind the gap in economic empowerment between males and females across Asia and the ...

Social Institutions & Gender Index 2014 Synthesis Report

November 2014

This report ranks 108 countries according to the level of discrimination against women and girls in social institutions and gives examples of the correlations ...

Investing in Women: Early stage Investment models

August 2018

This is the 2nd edition in a series of reports exploring the difficulties around raising capital for women’s small to medium enterprises, ...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Framework

January 2018

This report provides a framework for monitoring Investing in Women’s contribution to the goal of accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Southeast ...

Aid flows and women and work in South East Asia

July 2017

This report analyses aid flows to Southeast Asia, and the degree to which overseas development funding is spent on projects promoting women’s ...

Voices of women in entrepreneurship

July 2017

This report examines the nature of women’s entrepreneurship, and the characteristics and challenges that are specific to women entrepreneurs.

Gender diversity in corporate governance

February 2017

This report highlights key research findings on gender diversity in corporate governance, and explores opportunities to improve women’s participation on boards.

Gender equality and empowerment – key concepts

January 2017

This report explores key concepts around gender equality and empowerment, emphasising the dual importance of gender equality policies and an enabling institutional environment.

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