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Images of the major rivers of Asia might seem at odds with the sobering fact that Asia is the world’s driest and most water-stressed continent. How governments, civil society, and citizens work together to address these issues will shape Asia’s development trajectory. This photo blog looks at some of these concerns across the region. #WorldWaterDay

Photo Blog: Critical Issue – Climate Change & Water Resource Management - The Asia Foundation
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03/21/2017 at 17:34. Facebook
#Indonesia suffers the world’s highest rates of forest loss. So what can be done? #IntlForestDay

Indonesia's Forests Disappearing at Record Rates - The Asia Foundation
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03/20/2017 at 22:37. Facebook
Join us on Facebook on March 22 at 6:30 pm PST where we'll be livestreaming from World Affairs this panel discussion on the power of women’s political voice—as voters, candidates, and leaders!

Panel Discussion: Women as Voters, Candidates and Activists

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03/20/2017 at 17:07. Facebook
The Asia Foundation yesterday hosted the second Let’s Read! e-book hackathon in Cambodia entitled “Girls Can Do Anything.” Over a span of 12 hours, teams of local writers, illustrators, and designers brought to life 8 inspirational stories about girls who overcome challenges through pluck and creativity. A huge thanks to Smart Axiata, lead sponsor of the project, and collaborators at Room to...
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03/18/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
Asia Snapshot: boats docked at Atauro Island in Dili, Timor Leste. Photo by Silvia Ximenes
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03/18/2017 at 00:35. Facebook
Politics in Timor-Leste is always engaging and colorful, and the lead-up to the 2017 presidential election on March 20 is no exception, writes Susan Marx from Dili. Read more: [ Link ]

Timor-Leste Elections 2017: More of the Same? - The Asia Foundation
Protests in Seoul ahead of the Constitutional Court's decision to remove President Park from office. Here's what you need to know ahead of Korea's snap election. [ Link ]
A new spirit of advocacy to elevate women’s political voice—as voters, candidates, and leaders—is being felt worldwide, and especially so across Asia. With a number of elections taking place in 2017 in the region, women’s leadership and active engagement in public and political life is critical to shaping Asia’s future.

Join us for an interactive session with panelists who will share insights...
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Panel Discussion: Women as Voters, Candidates and Activists

Join us on March 22 at the University of California at Berkeley for a discussion with our experts on the challenges facing South Asia! Details here.

Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy

Gender-Based Violence (GBV), in all its forms, is a prevailing problem across Sri Lanka. We recently partnered w/Women In Need to launch the first mobile app designed to combat GBV across the country. Download it here: [ Link ]
Meet 60-year-old Gerelee, who after years of struggling to open her business in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar, now runs a successful community cooperative, and is expanding her profit, thanks to the country's first-ever Women's Business Center.

Photo Blog: Investing in Women's Entrepreneurship in Mongolia - The Asia Foundation
#AsiaSnapshot: 16th century church ruins in #Camiguin, #Philippines. Photo by Jennilyn Santos
Women’s participation in the Indian workforce has been dropping for the past decade, and stands now at 27 percent, one of the lowest rates among big economies. This new documentary by filmmaker Laura Seoane explores why, and shares the voices of women fighting to change the status quo.

Women at Work
The danger of #Bangladesh reaching middle-income status is that, in doing so, women could be left behind. Read more: [ Link ] #IWD2017

Gender Equality in Bangladesh's Growing Economy - The Asia Foundation
Missed this week's forum with our president David Arnold and three other experts at World Affairs on the Trump presidency and what it will mean for America’s relationship with Asia and the world? Watch it here.

President Trump and the Future of US—Asia Relations: A View from the West Coast

Join Asia Society, The Asia Foundation, Commonwealth Club, and World Affairs for a unique dialogue featuring the leaders of four of the Bay Area’s most prest...

Less than 3 percent of all Village Chiefs in Laos are women. The Asia Foundation's environment team is supporting one of the very few female Village Chiefs – Madame Douangchan Niammanivanh of Napork Village, Khammouane Province – to restore and maintain community wetlands. Here she demonstrates traditional fishing practices to our team. #IWD2017
This International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation honors eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia titled Girls Can Do Anything. Find out more! #IWD2017

Asia Foundation’s Let’s Read! E-Book Competition Launches Girls Empowerment Collection in Cambodia - The Asia Foundation
Today we celebrate International Women's Day, and the incredible achievements made across the globe to advance gender equality. The Asia Foundation is committed to transforming lives across Asia through programs that focus on expanding women’s economic opportunities, increasing women’s rights and security, advancing women’s political participation, and promoting gender equality across all our...
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Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world and the highest rate in Asia. While this is sobering, bold transformations to advance women's rights are underway, writes Jane Sloane. Find our more. #Beboldforchange #IWD2017

Be Bold for Change: Sparking Transformations for Women in Bangladesh - The Asia Foundation
Join us tomorrow March 7 8-5 ET for live tweetchat on Fostering Gender Equality Around the World! #BeBoldforChange #IWDchat17