Oman

TV programme marks Day for the Poor in Vietnam

Speaking at the event, NA Chairwoman Ngan said the Party and Government consider poverty alleviation a requirement for sustainable growth.

by · Thursday, 18 October 2018 · Oman, Vietnam
Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

This Bangladeshi woman was born in poverty. With the right kind of education, life in poverty quickly became a story from the past for her. Credit: World Bank
“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says …

by · Wednesday, 17 October 2018 · Bangladesh, India, Oman
Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

Are Pakistan’s urban professional women immune to sexual harassment?

“Woman face harassment in all type of jobs, no matter where or who. One can’t say that she works in a big firm so she is safe… [but] she doesn’t know who will believe her if she reports harassment – she… fears that the others will say she is ask…

by · Tuesday, 11 September 2018 · Oman, Pakistan

Battling poverty

At the break of dawn, an elderly woman spreads a bunch of vegetables in Cogon Market street, Cagayan de Oro City as her way to combat poverty.

by · Monday, 13 August 2018 · Oman, Philippines
Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

A woman pushes a stroller in Mongolia.

An increasing body of evidence shows that women’s domestic roles in the household limit or orient their participation in the labor market in East Asia. Descriptive evidence from household surveys in Indone…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Indonesia, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Vietnam
Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

Why care about unpaid care work in East Asia?

A woman pushes a stroller in Mongolia.

An increasing body of evidence shows that women’s domestic roles in the household limit or orient their participation in the labor market in East Asia. Descriptive evidence from household surveys in Indone…

by · Wednesday, 20 June 2018 · Indonesia, Mongolia, Oman, Philippines, Vietnam
Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

(This article was first published on the World Bank’s channel on Medium.com, ‘World of Opportunity’)

If I had to describe my work at its most basic level, I would say I tell stories about aid projects in the Pacific. Yet when I try to dig a bit…

by · Wednesday, 13 June 2018 · Fiji, Oman
Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

Completing the storytelling ‘circle’: a VR project goes home

(This article was first published on the World Bank’s channel on Medium.com, ‘World of Opportunity’)

If I had to describe my work at its most basic level, I would say I tell stories about aid projects in the Pacific. Yet when I try to dig a bit…

by · Wednesday, 13 June 2018 · Fiji, Oman
In South Asia, poor rural women have begun to set up lucrative new businesses

In South Asia, poor rural women have begun to set up lucrative new businesses

Across South Asia, our agriculture and rural development projects are helping transform the lives of poor rural women. From daily wage laborers they are now becoming entrepreneurs who generate jobs for others. Over the last decade, these projects have…

by · Tuesday, 12 June 2018 · Nepal, Oman

How can India end this tide of violence against women? | KumKum Dasgupta

Despite rising levels of education, gender awareness and stringent pro-women laws, change has been slow and violence against women is increasing The rape of a young woman by a taxi driver in Delhi has again left the city and the country traumatised, an…

by · Wednesday, 10 December 2014 · India, Oman