Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific
Report from the World Bank.
- Gender gaps in access to education have closed dramatically – including at the secondary and tertiary levels.
- The region has made significant advances in a number of health outcomes.
- Female labor force participation is relatively high in the region; roughly 70 percent of women in East Asia and the Pacific participate in economic activities, higher than any other region.
- Women in East Asia also have higher participation in the management and ownership of firms than in other developing regions.
- Gender gaps in access to basic education remain in a few countries
- Maternal mortality remains high in lower-income and several Pacific countries.
- Women still earn less than men for similar work – around 70 to 80 percent, on average.
- Women continue to have weaker voice and influence than men in the home, in politics, and in civil society.
- Promoting gender equality in endowments and human development.
- Taking measures to close gender gaps in economic opportunity.
- Taking initiatives to strengthen women’s voice and influence – and to protect them from violence.
- Fostering opportunities and managing risks associated with emerging regional trends.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.