Articles Category: Gender

A Safe Cyberspace for the ASEAN Community

Cybersecurity

According to the 2020 Global Digital Report, the average internet penetration rate in Southeast Asia is 66 per cent. The COVID-19 pandemic only accelerated digital adoption in the region, making its citizens more reliant on the Internet than ever. The region is undoubtedly poised to take its position amongst the world’s top digital economies.

Go Digital ASEAN Initiative: Narrowing the Digital Divide, One Entrepreneur at a Time

GO Digital ASEAN

In cities, it is common to see people, young and old, glued to their cellphones and reaping the benefits of various apps in the market. It is not always the case for small and micro-entrepreneurs living on the outskirts of the cities. Although these entrepreneurs may use social media, they do so for connection and Go Digital ASEAN Initiative: Narrowing the Digital Divide, One Entrepreneur at a Time

Digital Skills for Inclusive Growth: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach in Southeast Asia

Go Digital ASEAN

Across Southeast Asia, the digital landscape has become a contested arena, as governments and private companies seek to both drive economic growth and protect and control data flows. This fragmented regional environment tends to widen the digital divide, as only large tech companies have the resources to be effective privatesector players. Meanwhile, micro, small, and Digital Skills for Inclusive Growth: Reaching the Hard-to-Reach in Southeast Asia

Hou Nirmita

ACWC is a consultative body that supports the work of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development. ACWC Chair and Cambodian Ministry of Women’s Affairs Under Secretary Hou Nirmita talks about the role of the Commission in securing the rights of women and children in the region.

Clean Air and Clean Water for ASEAN: ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021

Scientists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Singapore clinched the prestigious ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021 for their outstanding professional achievements. Taking the theme of “Clean Water and Clean Air,” the prize sought to recognise women scientists who have made significant strides towards addressing air pollution and facilitating people’s access to safe water and sanitation Clean Air and Clean Water for ASEAN: ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women 2021