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Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

2018-11-21T15:39:13+00:00 Tags: , , , |

"Gender Equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia and the Pacific: Baseline and Pathways for Transformative Change by 2030" is a joint undertaking by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Women Regional Office for Asia [...]

Who Cares: Why older women’s economic empowerment matters for the Sustainable Development Goals

2018-11-20T15:51:31+00:00 Tags: , , |

This briefing paper seeks to raise awareness of the critical but invisible work that older women do - paid and unpaid - in developing country contexts. This paper makes clear how gender norms and inequalities intersect with poverty, public health issues and human [...]

Interview with Giang Thanh Long, National Economics University of Vietnam

2018-10-16T15:31:10+00:00 Tags: , , , |

How would you describe the historical relationship between older people and their families, especially as concerns ensuring income security and material wellbeing? As the majority of older people, especially in developing Asia, are not covered by any social security system and their own income depends on [...]

Interview with Eva Sabdono, Executive Director of Yayasan Emong Lansia

2018-10-16T15:32:03+00:00 Tags: , , , |

How do you perceive the eff ects of changing family structure on older people and communities in Indonesia? Indonesia, like most societies across Asia, is experiencing a shift from an extended family structure to a nuclear family, due to demographic changes. The reduced family [...]

Financial security of elderly women from a lifecourse perspective: evidence from Myanmar

2018-11-06T16:18:30+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

  This country report focuses on financial security among older women in Myanmar from a life course perspective.  It gives  recommendations that are relevant to women across all life stages. The current need for focus on women’s issues in Myanmar [...]