Advancing Inclusive Governance in Asia and the Pacific Region (2022-2027)


The Asia Pacific region has some of the lowest rates of women’s representation in parliaments in the world, with 21.2 per cent in Asia and 6.0 per cent in the Pacific Islands. Gender inequality in the region translates into weaknesses in existing governance systems, and may also contribute to a deepening trust crisis between people and the institutions that serve them, with many feeling left behind and no longer confident that the system is working for them. However, gender equality is a precondition for achieving Sustainable Development Goals and any kind of meaningful and sustained progress, including in laying out the foundation for peaceful and resilient societies. This brief outlines how the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific will support inclusive governance processes in the region for the years to come.

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Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific
Resource type(s): Briefs
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