Women fill water containers from an underground tank on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India. Improved access to sanitation, electricity, clean water supplies and transport reduces “time poverty” for women and girls, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank. Photo: Reuters

Two steps to lighten the load of Asia’s poor women

Trini Leung says improving public services is one way to greatly ease the burden for the carers who do the bulk of the housework while holding down jobs, while another is to pay a living wage

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Women fill water containers from an underground tank on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India. Improved access to sanitation, electricity, clean water supplies and transport reduces “time poverty” for women and girls, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank. Photo: Reuters
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