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Investing in Women holds a thought-leadership responsibility to contribute to advance knowledge building to strengthen the business case of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

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Influencing gender norms

The Diversity Study 2020

October 2020

This report provides insight into the frustrations many in the media and marketing industries face around gender, race and mental health. With the ...

How Changing Social Norms is Crucial in Achieving Gender Equality

September 2020

The United Nations Population Fund released this compendium on social norms change to achieve gender equality, which provides a framework for programmatic approaches ...

GENDER EQUALITY MATTERS 2020: Social norms, attitudes and practices of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam

September 2020

This report summarises key insights and findings across the three countries, relevant to IW’s work around gender norms and associated behaviours.  It ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN INDONESIA

September 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN VIETNAM

September 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

A DESIGNER’S TOOLKIT for GENDER AND URBAN MILLENIALS IN THE PHILIPPINES

September 2020

The report, Gender Equality Matters 2020: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices (SNAP) of urban millennials in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, summarises regression and segmentation ...

Men and masculinities in a globalising Viet Nam

July 2020

This report summarises the findings of the research on men and masculinities in a globalising Vietnam carried out by the Institute for Social ...

CARE Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19 VIETNAM

June 2020

CARE in Vietnam has undertaken a Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) of the impacts of COVID-19. The study was designed to provide information about ...

WOMEN IN STEM – A baseline study

June 2020

This baseline study validates the findings of previous studies that the STEM industries, particularly the fields of engineering, architecture and related fields as ...

Unpaid Care Work: Your daily load and why it matters

June 2020

This interactive tool lets users calculate the approximate time they will spend on unpaid care work throughout their lifetime, based on the number ...

Outside Looking In: Gendered Perspectives in Work and Education

May 2020

This book presents research on the apparent lag in the education of boys, the gender differences in educational mobility, the important roles of ...

Interim Guidance | Gender alert for COVID-19 outbreak

May 2020

This document enumerates gendered impacts of COVID-19 and includes minimum standards for integrating gender equality into preparedness and response planning process, and cluster ...

Investing in Women Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning from Phase 1

April 2020

Investing in Women showed significant progress in women’s economic empowerment through its four program components in its first phase, from 2016-2019. This ...

The COVID-19 Outbreak and Gender: Key Advocacy Points from Asia and the Pacific

April 2020

Prepared by the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group, this document outlines emerging gender impacts in Asia and the Pacific amidst COVID-19, as ...

Gender Representation in Philippine Advertising

April 2020

This study seeks to present a localised analysis of advertisements for gendered portrayals. The researchers intended to document the portrayals of all genders ...

COVID-19 is not gender neutral

April 2020

Policies and public health efforts are scrambling to catch up with the spread of COVID-19. Hand-washing, social distancing and self-isolation will all contribute ...

Tackling Social Norms | A game changer for gender inequalities

March 2020

This publication is based on research for the 2019 Human Development Report, which highlights how progress towards gender equality confronts moving targets and inequality ...

Why and how should we value unpaid work?

March 2020

This policy note outlines why housework is a social issue and why and how it should be recognised and valued.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Indonesia

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for Indonesia based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in the Philippines

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for the Philippines based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

SNAPSheet: Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices in Vietnam

February 2020

This factsheet presents notable findings for Vietnam based on a Social Norms, Attitudes and Practices Survey (SNAPS) conducted by Investing in Women.

APEC Gender Inclusion Guidelines

November 2017

This report offers guidance on how to integrate gender-responsive approaches into APEC Fora, Strategic and Work Plans, Annual Reports and Projects. It complements ...

Moving Toward Gender Diversity in Southeast Asia

September 2017

This report analyses interviews with executives from over 25 prominent companies in Southeast Asia to understand their perspectives on diversity, the obstacles they have ...

State of the World’s Fathers 2017: Time for Action

June 2017

This report presents a global overview of trends related to equal caregiving and provides a synthesis of global data sources on related topics ...

Work and Economic Participation in the Philippines

March 2017

This factsheet from the Philippine Statistics Authority focuses on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the country. The 2017 edition contains 84 ...

Globalization and Social Change: Gender-Specific Effects of Trade Liberalization in Indonesia

February 2017

This report looks into the gender-specific effects of trade liberalisation on work participation and hours of work, as well as primary participation in ...

Women and Men in the Philippines

December 2016

This report is the fourth in a series of statistical handbooks and presents the available and relevant gender statistics in the Philippines from 2000 ...

Social Determinants of Gender Inequality in Vietnam

March 2016

This report addresses the question of why progresses has been so slow on gender equality in Vietnam, exploring the challenges and barriers that ...

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 ...

Gender in the Midst of Reforms: Attitudes to Work and Family Roles among University Students in Urban Indonesia

November 2015

This report explores attitudes to work and family roles among senior university students in 2004; the year when people were preparing to elect a ...

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 ...

Estimating the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Women in Viet Nam

October 2012

This report aims to provide a reliable estimate of the economic costs of domestic violence in Viet Nam, including potential opportunity and productivity ...

Gender Division of Household Labor in Vietnam

October 2008

This study explores the extent of change and regional differences in gender roles in the Vietnamese family based on innovative surveys in northern ...

Gender Equality and Women’s Issues in Vietnam: The Vietnamese Woman — Warrior and Poet

December 2001

This article provides a detailed analysis of “Vietnamese feminism,” and explores the concept of a positive collective identity of Vietnamese women – something with ...

Women, Work and Care (Philippines)

August 2018

This report summarises the current situation of women in the Philippines and discusses their dual responsibilities in the family and the workplace.

Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey

February 2016

This report examines the impact of gender diversity on corporate performance. It uses a global dataset of firms to analyse this correlation.

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 ...

Myanmar Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s contribution to Myanmar’s economy as farmers, entrepreneurs and wage workers, and identifies ...

Vietnam Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s contribution to the Vietnamese economy as farmers, entrepreneurs and wage workers, and identifies ...

Indonesia Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of Indonesian women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs, and identifies key barriers ...

Philippines Country Context Paper

January 2018

This country context paper provides an overview of women’s participation in the labour market and as entrepreneurs in the Philippines, and identifies ...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Vietnam

July 2017

This report analyses Vietnam’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in the Philippines

July 2017

This report analyses the Philippines’ adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Myanmar

July 2017

This report analyses Myanmar’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

Women’s rights as workers under CEDAW in Indonesia

July 2017

This report analyses Indonesia’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women in relation to women’...

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