Asian cage-fighter strikes blow for region’s women

Asian cage-fighter strikes blow for region’s women

AFP – Gulf News – Tuesday, 08 October 2013 (originally published 04 Oct) Singapore: A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region’s tiny ranks of female cage-fighters next month. Sherilyn Lim is polite and pretty but beyond that, the stereotypes crumble […]

Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Times Square

Giant ‘Comfort Women’ poster erected in Times Square

Anna Watanabe – Asian Correspondent – Wednesday, 10 October 2012 (originally published 05 Oct) South Korean singer and well known political campaigner Jang-hoon Kim and Public Relations expert Prof. Kyoung-duk Seo are taking the sensitive topic of Comfort Women to the US. A poster,asking “Do You Remember?” was erected in New York’s Times Square on […]

The Rights of Women

The Rights of Women

Shoba Shukla  – Asia Sentinel – Tuesday, 14 February 2012 (originally published 09 Feb) The Gender Agenda: Making HIV Responses Work for Key Affected Women and Girls The health of women and girls across the world, particularly from HIV transmissions, is threatened by a long list of inequalities simply because they are females. In a […]

Is it possible to improve health standards for global women without economic growth?

Is it possible to improve health standards for global women without economic growth?

Jayati Ghosh – WNN MDG Stories (WNN) ASIA: We know that economic growth and human development do not always go hand in hand, as evidenced by the very different position of countries in per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rankings compared with human development rankings. But the link between health conditions and economic growth is usually […]

Clinton, Rousseff urge greater female role in politics

Clinton, Rousseff urge greater female role in politics

Mariano Andrade – AFP – Thursday, 22 September 2011 (originally published 20 Sept) UNITED NATIONS — Prominent female politicians including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff joined voices Monday to demand a greater global political role for women. “Despite notable progress, gender inequality persists,” Rousseff, who became Brazil’s first female […]

Women Collecting Fish at Sunset in Dili District

Women Collecting Fish at Sunset in Dili District

WNN Photos Women collecting fish on Asia coast at sunset in the Dili District. (WNN) TILMOR-LESTE: As in all coastal communities in Timor-Leste, the ocean both feeds and sustains villagers. For generations coastal communities in Asia have relied on a wide range of fish for their livelihoods. However, fish stocks in South-East Asia are being […]

Editorial: Empowered Indonesian Women Are Key to the Future

Editorial: Empowered Indonesian Women Are Key to the Future

JakartaGlobe – Thursday, 9 December, 2010 (originally published 6 Dec) Jakarta. Across emerging Asia, women are striving for progress. More and more women in this region are gaining access to information and education, the two most crucial factors toward greater empowerment. But at the same time, large numbers of women continue to suffer from discrimination, […]