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The Plight of Indonesia’s Homeworkers
May 15, 2019

The Plight of Indonesia’s Homeworkers

By Jack Britton
Indonesian homeworkers are engaging in collective action to gain legal recognition, but it's an uphill battle.

Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade
February 23, 2019

Japan Eyes a Diplomatic Upgrade

By Daniel Hurst
Foreign Minister Taro Kono told parliament that the country needs to overhaul its foreign ministry workforce.
Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India
December 03, 2018

Female Delivery Drivers Breaking Patriarchal Barriers in India

By Adnan Bhat
Breaking down one more barrier to women's employment in India.

Bangladesh Empowers Women
December 05, 2017

Bangladesh Empowers Women

By Sajeeb Wazed
Under South Asia's only female prime minister, the country is investing heavily in its women and girls.

Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
March 07, 2017

Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact

By Anthony Fensom
Asian countries continue to score poorly on gender equality, to the detriment of their economies.

What’s Ailing Womenomics?
January 26, 2017

What’s Ailing Womenomics?

By V. Ayano Ogawa
Despite government efforts, cultural pressures continue to dissuade many women in Japan from joining the workforce.

Women Will Save Japan
December 01, 2016

Women Will Save Japan

By Ankit Panda
Improving women's political and economic participation will be central to preserving Japan's status as a global heavyweight.
The Struggles of South Korea’s Working Women
August 26, 2016

The Struggles of South Korea’s Working Women

By Darcie Draudt
How structural barriers impede South Korean women from joining the workforce.

India's Twin Labor Reforms
August 17, 2016

India's Twin Labor Reforms

By K.S. Venkatachalam
Two historic pieces of legislation aim to abolish child labor and provide relief to India's working women.

China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.
December 10, 2015

China's Attack on Feminism? Not Quite.

By David Volodzko
The complicated outlook for women's rights in China.

Does China Need Its Own 'Womenomics'?
December 09, 2015

Does China Need Its Own 'Womenomics'?

By Harry Krejsa and Maryam Janani
Japan and China both need women in the workforce to boost their economies, but they are moving in opposite directions.
When Womenomics Meets Reality
October 06, 2015

When Womenomics Meets Reality

By Emily S. Chen
The Japanese government can make structural changes, but cultural attitudes are proving stubborn.

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