Indonesia: ‘Leadership at grassroots must to boost women empowerment’

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Indonesia: ‘Leadership at grassroots must to boost women empowerment’

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Speaking at the panel as the inaugural speaker, minister in the prime minister’s office of Singapore, Indranee Rajah, said the country has not been able to solve all gender issues but has made great strides since 1965.

Female leadership has been visible in some levels in South Asia, but there needs to be leadership at the grassroots as well for a significant change. This was stated by associate professor of sociology from Yale-NUS College Anju Mary Paul, who moderated a panel discussion on women empowerment at the fourth South Asian Diaspora Convention (SADC) on 16 November.

According to Paul, there is both “good and bad news" on women’s status in South Asia.

“While the region has overtaken East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on gender equality, women’s empowerment has dropped between 2005 and 2015", she said.

Speaking at the panel as the inaugural speaker, minister in the prime minister’s office of Singapore, Indranee Rajah, said the country has not been able to solve all gender issues but has made great strides since 1965.

Click here to read the full article published by Live Mint on 22 November 2019.

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