Empowering Women Economically: Illustrative Case Studies

Empowering Women Economically: Illustrative Case Studies

Date: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Type: 
Flagship publications and book series
Abstract

The product of a technical cooperation project implemented by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, this publication addresses the economic aspect of gender mainstreaming, with a particular focus on gender budgeting and women’s economic participation. Case studies providing concrete examples of initiatives from five countries in Asia – Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines – are presented to illustrate the practical measures that can be undertaken to integrate gender into the economic sector. Collectively, the case studies highlight the importance of an holistic and inclusive approach to women’s economic empowerment, embracing policy and legislation, targeted measures designed to both strengthen capacity and address discriminatory practices, and provision of services that create enabling environments for equitable, inclusive and sustainable development for the benefit of women and men, and of their countries.

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