APEC Creates Health Toolkit for Women Economic Participation

Manila Bulletin, September 16, 2015 | Go to article overview

APEC Creates Health Toolkit for Women Economic Participation


Governments and businesses across Asia Pacific will now find it easier to introduce health policies that will facilitate the participation of women in economies after a toolkit for this was established during Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings that are currently being held here in Manila.

Launched on Wednesday, the Healthy Economic Policy Toolkit offers a one-stop menu of policy options that can be used to pilot, implement, and scale up actions appropriate to local economic and social conditions.

The toolkit was unveiled by health, economic development and gender officials from APEC member economies.

It is expected to open doors to potentially significant improvements in social mobility and growth across the region.

"Better health outcomes for women are a prerequisite for increased women's participation in an economy," said Janette Loreto-Garin, Philippine Secretary of Health and co-Chair of the Experts Group that oversaw the drafting of the toolkit.

In her welcome remarks during the 2015 APEC Women and the Economy Forum, Garin said the Philippines is committed to putting words into action by piloting the toolkit with the hope that the country's experience may serve as a guide for greater progress.

"There may be ample public and private sector support for advancing women's economic empowerment but a problem can be knowing where to start," added Nora Terrado, Philippine Undersecretary of Trade and Industry and Chair of this year's APEC Women and the Economy fora.

International Labor Organization (ILO) cited that around a billion women globally could play a more active role in their economies. This includes women in informal, vulnerable and unregulated employment as well as women with disabilities and migrant women. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

APEC Creates Health Toolkit for Women Economic Participation
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.