Gender and social justice

We apply an intersectional approach, to understand how globalization and economic change affect the way different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, and intersect, in the experiences of different people, especially those of marginalized people or groups.

We support activism and advocacy for equality and justice. We think women’s political participation, a more critical focus on decent work for all, and more emphasis on gender-just economic models are key to strengthening women in Asia.

We sensitise and support governments at national and regional level. We strive to reconnect issues and actors and build strategic alliances to promote policies and programmes that achieve equal opportunities for all. 


  • 05.12.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

    Tackling gender-based violence

    Bangkok (Thailand) – How the elimination of violence against women can be achieved in Thailand

    more information

  • 24.11.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

    ASEAN signs breakthrough agreement on migrant workers’ rights

    After a decade of negotiations, South-East Asian countries signed an agreement to better safeguard the rights of the estimated 10 million migrant...

    more information

  • Tuesday, 07.11.17 to Wednesday, 08.11.17 | Gender and social justice | News, Event

    Strengthening women’s rights advocacy in ASEAN

    Manila (Philippines) – Civil society and women’s groups meet to address how women can take centre-stage in the economic and political agenda of the...

    more information


  • Sohela Nazneen | Gender and social justice | Publication

    The Women’s Movement in Bangladesh

    The study traces the history of women’s movements in Bangladesh and discusses its achievements amidst the rapidly changing economic and political...

    more information

  • ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Manpower (Republic of Indonesia), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, UN Women | Gender and social justice | Publication

    Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community

    An excellent reference and policy tool founded on sound review and research, this report charts actionable policy recommendations for fair and...

    more information

  • Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij | Gender and social justice | Publication

    Political feminism and the women's movement in Thailand

    In recent years, challenges caused by social and political unrest and conflicts over natural resources and the environment have had an impact on the...

    more information

Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia

7500A Beach Road
The Plaza
Singapore 199591

+65 6297 6760


back to top