ASEAN Guideline on Gender Mainstreaming into Labour and Employment Policies Towards Decent Work for All

Southeast Asia with its population of more than 640 million women and men is one of the most economically dynamic regions in the world. While gender equality contributes to economic growth, the inverse is not necessarily true. Over the last 25 years, progress towards closing gender gaps has stalled and is even reversing in some countries in Asia, despite the fact that women are more educated than ever. In short, economic growth is not being shared equally between women and men nor delivering decent work for all.