08 Mar '12, 4am

Asian women: Same countries, different worlds - by Dr Noeleen Heyzer (TMI)

— Dr Noeleen Heyzer The Malaysian Insider Mar 08, 2012 MARCH 8 — We are in a race against time — with just three years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Many of our people, even in the same country, continue to live in different worlds. This is especially true for large numbers of Asian women, whose experience of development and growth remains starkly different from that of men — especially when compounded by disparities of ethnicity, caste, economic status, education and geographical location. The best celebration of International Women’s Day this year will be a commitment to redouble our efforts in a final push on the MDGs to 2015 — because confronting gender inequality and advancing the empowerment of women holds the key to accelerating regional development and meeting the goals. The power of the MDGs lies in their promise of a better world. Since...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/03/08/asian-women-same-c...

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