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In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential
September 17, 2020

In Japan’s Post-Abe Era, Addressing Political Gender Inequality is Essential

By Nick Stores
A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.

Dashed Hopes for Myanmar’s Women
August 09, 2019

Dashed Hopes for Myanmar’s Women

By Akanksha Khullar
Aung San Suu Kyi’s government has not been the game changer for women that many hoped it would be.
A New Day for Solomon Islands' Women?
July 01, 2019

A New Day for Solomon Islands' Women?

By Joshua Mcdonald
The Solomon Islands now has 2 women MPs – its most ever. It's both progress and a sign of how far is left to go.

The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians
November 23, 2016

The Challenge for Asia's Female Politicians

By Jiyoung Song
Asia is seeing a new wave of successful female politicians, but getting to the top requires hard choices.

Nepal Leads South Asia in Women's Political Representation
November 11, 2016

Nepal Leads South Asia in Women's Political Representation

By Jivesh Jha
Nepal's Constitution ensures 33 percent of parliamentary seats are reserved for women.

New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap
October 31, 2016

New Leaders Challenge Asia’s Gender Gap

By Anthony Fensom
Asia's gender gap is still daunting, but more and more women are taking on political leadership roles.

A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure
July 15, 2014

A Top-Down Approach to Changing Japan’s Leadership Structure

By Clint Richards
Recent trends show that Abe will have a difficult time bringing new voices into Japan’s culture of leadership.
The Changing Role of First Ladies
July 08, 2014

The Changing Role of First Ladies

By Yo-Jung Chen
France and Japan are two countries where a traditional role has evolved rapidly of late.

Rising Warriors: Women in Opposition Politics
May 29, 2014

Rising Warriors: Women in Opposition Politics

By Yvonne Guo
Women joining opposition parties shows the trajectory of political empowerment in Southeast Asia.

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