Every Woman Counts - Transforming women's lives in India

South Asia is home to around one fifth of the world’s population, making it both the most populous and densely populated geographical region in the world. In South Asia as a whole, women now live longer and are better educated. Equally important is the fact that some discriminatory laws have been discarded and national policies adapted to systematically pursue gender equality.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Economic empowerment; Governance and national planning

Resource type: Brochures

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 24

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)