Hear from three prominent women leaders from South Asia who have charted a path toward a more gender-equal world.

Subina Shrestha, Tehreem Saifey Ford, Erisha Suwal |

IARCSC has hired nearly 80,000 civil servants, of whom 13,408 are female, leading to a significant rise in female employees in the civil service workforce.

Gaisu Yari, Hartwig Schafer |

Afghanistan's Ministry of Urban Development and Land (MUDL) has been improving land administration and promoting better access to registration services, especially for women.

Sarah Elizabeth Antos, Mohammad Zia, Enrique Pantoja |

These are some of the most pressing development priorities in South Asia and the topics for our most popular blogs in 2020.

Trishna Thapa |

Afghanistan's power utility has achieved success in increasing gender equality in the organization. In 2018, it launched a new internship program to provide better opportunities for recent...

Yukari Shibuya |

Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

Whether it happens in public spaces or the workplace, sexual harassment is a form of gender-based violence, inflicting harm and stress on its victims and limiting their career or education...

Maria Beatriz Orlando, Rohini P. Pande, Uzma Quresh |

Under the Citizens' Charter Program, thousands of Afghan women have seized the opportunity to shape the lives of millions of their fellow citizens by playing an active role in local...

Saleh Mohammad Samit, Muhammad Najib Amiri |

Women’s low ownership of national identity documents is a critical gender gap in Afghanistan. The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Afghanistan, aims to reduce this gap.

Talajeh Livani, Sarah Haddock |

Despite this commendable progress, and notwithstanding the Afghan government’s commitment to improving human capital in recent years, Afghanistan still has long ways to go to realize its full...

Henry G. Kerali |