The decline in fish catch in Palawan has spurred an interesting shift in society as the community’s women, previously reliant on their husbands’ income, now play a greater role as breadwinners farming seaweed.
Up to 48 per cent of low birth weight babies in the world are born in South Asia, mainly due to the mothers' poor health and women's lack of empowerment. This poses a serious threat on sustainable development in the region, say experts.
Noeleen Heyzer –
There is hope in the potential of international institutions to pave the way towards collective solutions for gender equality. This begins with shifting the balance for women and placing them in leadership positions, writes former United Nations under-secretary general Noeleen Heyzer.