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Entrenched sexism root of Vietnam's gender skew

Long-standing sexist attitudes have caused a gender imbalance in Vietnam, a United Nations expert says.

Women honored at Cannes, as gender parity drive draws scrutiny

Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday.

World designed for men constantly failing women: author

A "gender data gap" is making the lives of women around the world more dangerous, according to a new book published this week in Britain.
March 08, 2019 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, domestic violence spans across every walk of life

Domestic violence is widespread in Vietnam but the victims, usually women, conceal it fearing shame and stigma.
December 23, 2018 | 07:33 pm GMT+7

Indonesian city to fine LGBT for being 'public nuisance'

An Indonesian city plans to slap its gay and transgendered residents with a one million rupiah ($70) fine for disturbing "public order."
November 30, 2018 | 11:32 am GMT+7

From sexuality to size: women find their voice through podcasts

It is a trend that some companies are hoping to foster, running podcast bootcamps for women in cities like Sydney, New York and London.
November 19, 2018 | 08:34 am GMT+7

We are not gold diggers - Vietnamese wife in Taiwan breaks stereotypes

A young woman is showing up popular perception of Vietnamese wives in Taiwan for what it is: irrational prejudice. 
November 13, 2018 | 11:48 am GMT+7

Gender equality: The competitive edge of business

There is compelling evidence that women in leadership in companies drives profits and gives businesses a competitive edge.
September 07, 2018 | 10:37 am GMT+7

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women driver

'I pulled the car over and cried. I could not believe that we now drive... It's a dream,' said a newly licensed Saudi woman.
June 25, 2018 | 11:27 am GMT+7

Vietnamese women seek leadership for all the right reasons

But not many companies have plans or intention to train their female staff for higher positions.
June 12, 2018 | 10:12 am GMT+7

Israeli self-defense class helps fight sexual harassment in Vietnam

Yuval Miodovsky, an Israeli woman, is teaching women in Hanoi to fight unwelcome advances of all sorts.
June 08, 2018 | 04:52 pm GMT+7

Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

In one district of eastern Nepal there was just one toilet for every 170 girls.
May 24, 2018 | 04:29 pm GMT+7

A few good women: Female filmmakers at Cannes

Women made up barely 3.5 percent of the best director and best screenplay winners over the past seven decades.
May 08, 2018 | 09:41 am GMT+7

After sexual harassment row, a #MeToo moment for Japan?

Activists say the country is ripe for change, with just 2.8 percent of rape victims reporting their assault.
April 20, 2018 | 01:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese women outnumbered by men in top management roles: report

30 percent of women say their pay is lower than their male colleagues, and nearly as many said they have fewer opportunities.
March 26, 2018 | 01:45 pm GMT+7
 
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