Women have been at the forefront of the fight for human rights for centuries but till today, we don’t often hear their names in Asia. This International Women’s Day, Eco-Business celebrates the work of Asia’s unsung heroines.
Frank Rijsberman –
There is growing evidence showing that gender equality accelerates sustainable development and climate action. Will this be a landmark year for the climate fight and the rights of women worldwide?
Toyin Saraki –
From labor shortages to racial bias, the barriers to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 — “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” — are as diverse as they are high. But the chances of success are significantly better if we listen to those who understand the situation on the ground.
Modern development strategies often recognise the pivotal importance of enabling women to fulfill their potential and contribute effectively to their economies. Yet they fail to recognise the need for concerted action to protect women from violence, and uphold the rights of victims. They are thus grossly inadequate.