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The State of Paternity Leave in Southeast Asia
June 15, 2019

The State of Paternity Leave in Southeast Asia

By Marian Baird, Elizabeth Hill, and Lisa Gulesserian
The subject is fast becoming a hot topic in the region.

Pakistan's Women Marched for Their Rights. Then the Backlash Came.
March 20, 2019

Pakistan's Women Marched for Their Rights. Then the Backlash Came.

By Tehreem Azeem
What made the Aurat March controversial?
#MeToo, Vietnam
May 15, 2018

#MeToo, Vietnam

By Isabelle Taft
Vietnam’s fledgling #MeToo movement reveals the limits of the country’s progress on gender equality.

Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon
February 16, 2018

Japan and Norway: Elevated Economic, Geopolitical and Gender Equality Cooperation on the Horizon

By Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Petter Y. Lindgren
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Oslo are set to converge, with multiple areas for cooperation.

Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
May 23, 2017

Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?

By Luke Hunt
Female laborers are often paid less than half that of men, and some are working to change that.

The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas
December 17, 2016

The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas

By David Hutt
The devil lies in the details.

Asia’s Boards: Where Are The Women?
March 16, 2016

Asia’s Boards: Where Are The Women?

By Anthony Fensom
Despite progress, Asian women are yet to crack the corporate “rice-paper ceiling.” Are arbitrary quotas the answer?
Asia’s Faltering ‘Womenomics’
November 27, 2014

Asia’s Faltering ‘Womenomics’

By Anthony Fensom
The region has made little headway in achieving gender equality.

Analyst: ‘Womenomics’ Marks Social Shift in Tradition-Bound Japan
April 24, 2014

Analyst: ‘Womenomics’ Marks Social Shift in Tradition-Bound Japan

By Anthony Fensom
With support from the top and a generational shift, change in coming to Japan.

Medievalism in Modern India
February 05, 2014

Medievalism in Modern India

By Sanjay Kumar
India's economy might be growing, but its society has major problems.

A Blow for Girl Power?
February 15, 2011

A Blow for Girl Power?

Japan disappoints in many gender equality rankings. Is a small Valentine’s Day revolution a sign of change?

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