Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP
Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
Opinion

Opinion

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Women’s freedom from violence, participation in politics and economic empowerment are the Asia-Pacific’s next challenges

  • The Asia-Pacific can claim some triumphs in women’s rights, like greater educational parity and lower maternal mortality.
  • Still, more needs to be done to empower women, including through a regional scaling up of initiatives in individual countries

Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP
Supporters of Bangladesh’s Awami League march in the street as part of a general election campaign procession in Dhaka in December 2018. Photo: AFP
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Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is undersecretary-general of the United Nations and executive secretary of ESCAP.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is undersecretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women.