Amid the volatility and irregularity of change in the Southeast Asian region, the lives of men and women are being transformed. Current global challenges such as trade protectionism, ageing societies and ongoing technological developments are being experienced differently by men and women. These challenges to the economic security of citizens will significantly contribute to widening inequalities and have far-reaching effects on social inclusivity, cohesiveness and sustained growth. But do existing discourses surrounding economic security in Southeast Asia embrace these challenges vis-à-vis gender dynamics? How should ASEAN member states respond to such challenges? Can a gendered economic analysis help the region establish and maintain economic security for all its people? This policy report examines the barriers to greater integration of women in the economies of the region and addresses some challenges that can affect women’s participation in the labour market.
Policy Reports / Southeast Asia and ASEAN
Last updated on 14/11/2019