Also in the top 10 were Nicaragua, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Rwanda, and Germany. Japan is a standout for all the wrong reasons in a recent assessment of the gender gap in leading economies. The views expressed by Asia Society staff, fellows, experts, report authors, program speakers, board members, and other affiliates are solely their own. Worldwide, microfinance loans serve almost 20 million people living in poverty. Southeast Asia women enjoyed relatively favorable position compared to neighboring states. Enjoy access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from Scribd.

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Universal suffrage was introduced in Azerbaijan in 1918 by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, thus making Azerbaijan the first Muslim country ever to enfranchise women. Most Bahraini women are also well represented in all of the major professions, women’s societies, and women’s organizations. Apart from having the right to vote, around one-quarter of the women of Bahrain are able to hold jobs outside the confines of the household. This collection of hidden testimonies of women in China, based on call-ins to a radio show in the 199Os, depicts what women think and feel about their world and their realities.

Turkey and Russia straddle both Europe and Asia ; 80% of the latter is in Asia, but Russians are generally considered Europeans; in the former, east of Istanbul is customarily considered in Asia. These examples illustrate why a single factor cannot be used to describe ethnic identity or origin. Census, the Federal Government defines “Asian American” to include persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander” includes Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian or Chamorro, Fijian, Tongan, or Marshallese peoples and encompasses the people within the United States jurisdictions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The previous “Asian and Pacific Islander” category was separated into “Asian Americans” and “Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders” . Her latest compositions are project based performances commissioned by arts institutions which she often conducts in Paris. She has also been collaborating with Palestinian musician composer Kamilya Jubran.

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Thus, it is reasonable to assume that Asian cultures, which are based on patriarchal cultural values and attitudes, have likely influenced nursing leaders in Asian countries differently when compared to women leaders in Western cultures. Indeed, studies among Asian populations, including Asian Americans, have reported unique cultural values and attitudes related to gender in Asian cultures and their influences on women’s leadership (Farh & Cheng, 2000; Hu & Scott, 2016; Pyke & Johnson, 2003). Mobility in Western Asia1 has deep historical roots, and it has also witnessed a lot of voluntary and forced migratory movements in the past century.

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Provocative and insightful, this series is the product of multi-year research, in-depth analyses, and data findings that build upon the expertise of leading organizations, experts, and academics. The Abu Dhabi Dialogue – An interregional dialogue among 18 governments in Asia and GCC countries. It was initiated by the UAE , which is the current ADD Chair and host of the ADD Secretariat. The ADD holds annual meetings with senior officials as well as ministerial meetings.

So, the character for water was also used to mean “in,” since the Sumerian words for “water” and “in” sounded similar. With a phonetic system, scribes could now represent words for which there were no images , thus making possible the written expression of abstract ideas. Agriculture, thanks to the construction of irrigation ditches, became the primary method of subsistence. Evidence for this exists in the careful planning and construction of the monumental buildings such as the temples and ziggurats. These cylindrical stone seals were five inches in height and engraved with images. By 3000 B.C., Mesopotamian civilization had made contact with other cultures of the Fertile Crescent , an extensive trade network connecting Mesopotamia with the rest of Ancient Western Asia.

Around half of all migrants on this route were rescued in search and rescue operations . The 2002 Georgia Census shows that the country lost almost 20 per cent of its population to emigration from 1989. According to data by the National Statistics Office of Georgia for the past four years, the largest number of Georgian emigrants was recorded in 2018. There has also been a rapid increase in the number of asylum requests by Georgian citizens, but the majority were rejected . As of mid-year 2020, women constituted only 35.3 per cent of the total migrant population in Western Asia, which is the lowest for any region in the world. The proportion of female migrants in the subregion ranged from 16.4 per cent in Oman to 59 per cent in Armenia. The share of female migrants in Armenia was not only the highest in the subregion but also the seventh highest globally (ibid.).

The Arab Charter for Labor was adopted in 1965 and in 1970, the Fifth Conference of Arab Labor Ministers declared the establishment of the ALO. The organization is invested in the contemporary issues of labour migration, both regular and irregular. Eurostat – The database supplied by members of the European Statistical System disseminates more than 250 tables of European statistics relevant to migration These are often disaggregated by sex, age, country of birth and country of citizenship. The Asylum and Managed Migration section provides statistics on asylum, implementation of the Dublin regulation, residency permits, migrant children and the enforcement of immigration legislation. In 2007, the Syrian Arab Republic hosted around 1.5 million Iraqi refugees fleeing the volatile situation in the country, deeming it the second largest refugee host country globally at the time. More than 56 per cent of all migrants from West Asian countries lived in other countries within the subregion .