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Japanese to compensate victims of forced sterilization

Japan passed a law on Wednesday to compensate tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilization under a government program.

South Korea court strikes down law criminalizing abortion in landmark ruling

South Korea’s Constitutional Court said on Thursday a law criminalizing abortion was unconstitutional, a landmark ...

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The incoming Islamic law in Brunei that punishes LGBT+ people with whipping, stoning or death for same-sex activity has made many flee for fear of their lives.
April 02, 2019 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese law seems to have a defining problem

Obscure and even non-existent legal definitions are failing to protect the rights of people who need the protection the most.
April 01, 2019 | 08:29 am GMT+7

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism.
March 28, 2019 | 09:56 am GMT+7

One stitch at a time: weaving rehab for Vietnam trafficking victims

For the many H'Mong female victims of human trafficking, local textile cooperatives become the only places where they find solace from social stigma.
January 18, 2019 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to a survey released Tuesday.
January 16, 2019 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Second trafficker nabbed for selling woman in China

The Nghe An police have arrested two people for allegedly selling a young woman in China as a bride and are questioning them.
January 11, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Cambodia jails UK man, Vietnamese wife for sexual abuse of Vietnamese minors

A British man and his Vietnamese wife solicited and sexually abused four Vietnamese minor girls last year.
December 15, 2018 | 09:32 am GMT+7

Domestic violence an under-reported problem in Vietnam

Like it or not, domestic violence happens far more often than reported in Vietnam, experts say.
December 13, 2018 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Singaporean jailed for abusing Vietnamese wife

A Singapore court has jailed a man for beating his wife despite a personal protection order issued against him.
November 30, 2018 | 08:38 am GMT+7

15 months on, a Frenchman is a really happy woman

Celine Audebeau is still discovering the joys of being a woman after 50 plus years of being trapped inside a man.
November 23, 2018 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

No pickles please: India's trafficking survivors dream of drums and saws

Getting the chilli-turmeric ratio in mango pickle right, learning to thread an eyebrow or honing drumming skills?
November 14, 2018 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Two sisters detained in central Vietnam for trafficking woman to China

Two sisters in Nghe An Province have been detained for smuggling a woman to China 10 years ago.
November 06, 2018 | 01:39 pm GMT+7

Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality in Taiwan

They marched through Taiwan’s capital Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality amid a heated debate over whether civil laws should recognize ...
October 28, 2018 | 09:33 am GMT+7
 
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