UN assistant secretary general, UNDP assistant adm
7 Mar 2012
Asia needs more of the 'fair sex' on political front
As we honour International Women's Day tomorrow, we are reminded why the political empowerment of women is so important. Globally, women perform two-thirds of the world's work, but earn just 10% of the income. South Asia alone is home to 844 million people who live in extreme poverty, and well over half of them are women.