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Economic empowerment for Asia's women requires more support

Pandemic has pushed millions out of jobs and suppressed salaries

| South Asia
Female students at a government school in a rural area of Himachal Pradesh, India: We must develop solutions responsive to the specific needs of women and girls at all levels.   © Sipa/AP

Naina Subberwal Batra is chief executive of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. Olivia Leland is chief executive and founder of Co-Impact, which coordinates with philanthropists and foundations to support gender equality projects in the Global South.

Women bear the brunt of war, pandemics and climate change.

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