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About Asia and the Pacific Gender Portal

The Asia-Pacific Portal for Gender Equality is an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) developed to support governments and stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region in the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

The Asia-Pacific Portal for Gender Equality is an open-access information platform that aims to support research, analysis and informed decision-making to enhance Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5): "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" and underscore the crucial role of gender equality and gender mainstreaming for the development progress of all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.


Our Focus

One of the main objectives of the Asia-Pacific Portal for Gender Equality is to support national governments and regional stakeholders in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Asia-Pacific Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+25 Review and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 

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The Asia-Pacific Portal for Gender Equality serves as an interactive tool to examine regional, subregional and country progress on SDG 5 and advance the integration of gender mainstreaming across all government actions, strategies, plans and decisions. It highlights key achievements in realizing gender equality and the major challenges women, girls, gender minorities, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups continue to experience in the region.

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