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Vietnam improves its position on Sustainable Development Goals

Vietnam is up three ranks on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index this year, moving ahead on several fronts.

Entrenched sexism root of Vietnam's gender skew

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

LGBT teenagers, teachers discuss school stigma

“After I gave a girl classmate a present, other students abused and threatened me via email they would tell the world I’m weird.”
December 18, 2018 | 07:44 am GMT+7

In China, female pilots strain to hold up half the sky

Female pilots are drawing attention to the gender imbalance in China, which is struggling with an acute pilot shortage.
November 07, 2018 | 08:25 am GMT+7

The loneliness of Vietnam’s LGBT community

'A friend of mine committed suicide after I abandoned him for him confessing his homosexuality to me.'
September 06, 2018 | 12:22 pm GMT+7

Rainbow flags and high heels: S. Korea holds debut drag parade

Same-sex marriage is not recognized in South Korea and people cannot legally change their birth gender.
May 27, 2018 | 02:06 pm GMT+7

Online harassment takes 'heavy toll' on women politicians: report

Women politicians are judged more harshly online than their male peers on appearance and marital status.
March 13, 2018 | 09:27 am GMT+7

BBC women denounce unequal pay as heat rises for broadcaster

The complaints by BBC Women, a group of 170 staff, were sent to parliament's media committee.
January 30, 2018 | 08:16 am GMT+7

S. Korean actress confronts taboos with abuse allegations

The actress accused Kim Ki-Duk of sexual misconducts. 
December 15, 2017 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

UK schools go gender neutral to stop bullying

Education and health administrators say they are finding that more children today are questioning their gender identity.
December 13, 2017 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Gender inequality widening after decade of progress: WEF

Equality in the workplace has only slipped further from view.
November 02, 2017 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Speaking of gender: some terms explained

Transgender, LGBT, intersex: the vocabulary of gender identity is evolving as societies move away from limited labels of male and female towards more fluid self-expression.
October 07, 2017 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Gender is new battleground in culture wars

Gender fluidity has become a hot-button issue in the culture wars. 
October 06, 2017 | 10:38 am GMT+7

In glossy Bollywood, stories of ordinary Indian women shine

'Bollywood is a male-dominated industry but there is a sudden influx of women-oriented films that are also doing well.'
September 20, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7

'A Nasty Boy' tests Nigeria's masculinity

Make no mistake -- Nigeria's 'A Nasty Boy' is not a gay online magazine.
September 01, 2017 | 11:48 am GMT+7
 
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