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This paper was commissioned by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asian and the Pacific (hereafter ESCAP) as part of a global project entitled “Strengthening National Mechanisms for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women”.
While women constitute roughly half of India’s population, they are strikingly underrepresented in the labour force (at 31 per cent) and even more scarcely so among entrepreneurs. Merely 13 per cent of entrepreneurs in India are women. Change, however, is on its way.
The Commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be held in Bangkok on 25 November 2013.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held from 5 to 6 February 2013 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.