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2020/12/24 | Kirsten Han

Singapore’s Government Wants a Conversation on ‘Women Development.’ Here’s What They Don’t Want to Talk About.

It’s one thing to boost “women development” — a term with echoes of a “lean in” mentality that places the onus on women to work even harder to succeed in environments predominantly catering to men — but quite another to truly challenge the patriarchy and live up to feminist principles.

2020/10/14 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea's Abortion Law Revision Plan Sparks Controversy

Conservatives and religious groups are facing off with women's rights organizations in a fierce debate over changes to a 1953 law that makes abortion illegal.

2018/08/02 |

OPINION: Don't Conscript Taiwanese Women Without Addressing Patriarchy

The accomplishments of women in Taiwan's armed forces deserve to be celebrated. Its appalling patriarchal orthodoxy, on the other hand, does not.

2018/03/08 | Vanessa Wang

OPINION: Why I'm Marching for Women in Taiwan

'A woman is not defined by society, a woman is as equal as any other gender, and that’s what it’s all about.'

2017/04/28 | Sarita Santoshini

How Text Messages are Saving the Lives of Indian Mothers

'It shouldn’t matter where we live or what community we belong to. We don’t deserve to die.'

2017/03/30 | Chen Dan

It’s Time to Give China’s Single Mothers Their Rights

We must end discrimination against the growing number of women having children outside of marriage.

2017/03/09 | Keith Menconi

Foreigners and Taiwanese Unite for Women’s Rights

'I think what makes this event special is that we’re actually uniting Taiwanese people and foreigners.'

2016/11/12 | Charu Bahri

Why 10 Million Indian Women Secretly Undergo Abortions Every Year

Millions of women become pregnant because they lack access to contraceptive devices, are fearful of using them, or, are ignorant about their use.

2016/09/19 | Jiayun Feng

OPINION: The Plight of Leftover Women in China

A personal and in-depth review of Leta Hong Fincher’s investigation into the plight of so-called ‘Leftover Women’ in China.