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(Sky News, 29 December 2020) For transgender people in China, obtaining hormone treatment legally is burdensome, expensive and stigmatising.
(The Korea Herald, 6 December 2020) In the face of the unprecedented pandemic crisis, improved gender equality is no longer a matter of choice but a crucial way to “build back better” by using all human talent available.
(The Japan Times, 25 December 2020) After heated debate among ruling party lawmakers, the government failed to include a commitment to allowing married couples to use different surnames in its basic gender equality promotion policy approved Friday.
Greta Lai EAYAN Program Participant Hong Kong is finally catching up with the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s standard of at least 14 weeks maternity leave. The new legislation has taken effect on 11 December 2020, extending current statutory maternity leave from 10 to 14 weeks. While this definitely is great news for working women in Hong Kong, how does it work...
(CNN, 21 November 2020) Sachimi Mochizuki has worked in Japan for two decades, but she's never taken a day off for her period.
(The New York Times, 14 November 2020) Ms. Lee was a prominent activist and a founder of women’s studies programs. She also stood up to the country’s dictators.
(CNN, 1 November 2020) Two women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan on Friday, marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia.
(Human Rights Watch, 12 October 2020) South Korea’s government last week announced new draft legislation that would permit abortion up until 14 weeks and, in some circumstances, up to 24 weeks, but falls short of full decriminalization.