(The Diplomat, 17 September 2020) A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.
(Radio Free Asia, 16 October 2020) While Taiwan's Oct. 10 National Day celebrations were being punctuated by incursions from Chinese military jets, the democratic island's president Tsai Ing-wen was busy giving shout-outs to the nation's women.
(Yonhap News, 14 October 2020) Earlier this week, the prosecution demanded life imprisonment for an alleged online predator, a penalty that came as such a surprise that local news outlets sent urgent breaking news alerts.
(The UN News, 1 October 2020) António Guterres issued the charge in a speech to a UN General Assembly high-level meeting to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China.
(The Japan Times, 6 October 2020) Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal.
(DW, 10 August 2020) A controversial measure aimed at cutting red tape by amending dozens of laws covering taxation, labor and environment regulations has workers, trade unions and environmental activists form an unlikely alliance.
(BBC, 6 October 2020) A Hong Kong teacher's licence has been removed after being accused of promoting the territory's independence in the classroom.
(CNN, October 2020) How global demand for hair products is linked to forced labor in Xinjiang.
(Korea Herald, September 15) The country’s highest court decided to strengthen sentencing guidelines for digital sex crimes Tuesday, enabling producers of child pornography to be punished by up to 29 years in prison.