What do these women have in common? They're all leaders in some way, spanning a wide variety of careers and countries and being role models for those women who will come after. Read more. The portal is an online intelligence tool aiming to enhance export potential and regional integration of Central Asian countries by providing users with essential trade related information.
Gender Equality in Europe and Central Asia
Across the Europe and Central Asia region, many countries have a long history of striving for gender equality. According to Women, Business and the Law , the region scores highest among non-OECD countries on gender equality in mobility, marriage, parenthood, entrepreneurship, and assets. However, three decades of unprecedented political, economic and social transformations have had profound gender-related impacts, which vary country by country. Among the main challenges in the region are persistent gaps in labor force participation and earnings. Women's employment has been affected by the shrinkage of state-provided services such as child-care and child allowances.
Stretching from China in the east to the Caspian Sea in the west, the countries of Central Asia have a population of more than 72 million and represent a wide diversity of ethnic groups and languages. The physical landscape is dramatic, ranging from vast steppes to high, rugged mountains, formidable deserts to large rivers, lakes, and seas. Since independence, each Central Asian country has followed dramatically divergent development trajectories. While some parts of Central Asia would not be out of place in the developed world; others remain in poverty.
It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population , was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.