Abstract:"Social protection has received increased attention as a measure to reduce poverty and vulnerability and achieve social transformation, including the reduction of gender inequality. Although South Asia has made remarkable progress in terms of human development in recent years, the region still faces significant gender disparities. Discriminatory social norms and structural factors lead to the neglect of girls' and women's rights in all areas of life. As a result, girls and women continue to face serious challenges in terms of health, nutrition, education and employment. Social protection systems that respond to these risks are, therefore, of utmost importance in the region". (...)

Keywords:Gender, social, protection, South, Asia, assessment, non-contributory, programmes
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ISSN:2318-9118

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Executive Summary—Gender and social protection in South Asia: an assessment of the design of non-contributory programmes

Gender and social protection in South Asia: an assessment of the design of non-contributory programmes