Opinion pieces and critical articles from Human Asia and EAYAN Program participants.

A Step Towards Artivism: How is the Korean Film Industry Changing? – April Park

  April Park Human Asia Project Intern     (Video: Marie Claire Korea, Youtube. Press CC for English.)   In commemoration of International Women’s Day, Marie Claire Korea has released its third Gender Free Campaign video on March 6, 2020. The video shows eight female actresses, delivering lines originally performed by male actors. The campaign serves to raise awareness about gender fluidity and to break gender...

Scrutinizing ‘Gender’ to ‘Transgender’ – Seonwoo Yoon

  Seonwoo Yoon Human Asia Project Intern   [Image: Hee-soo Byun during a press conference in Seoul, January 22 2020. Credit: Yonhap News)   Starting from a decision of the Korean military discharging Hee-soo Byun, who came out as trans and insisted to serve in the army as a woman, specific issues relating to trans people in Korea have sparked various disputes. In addition to...

[Now Accepting Submissions] Got an Idea for a Blog Post?

  Human Asia is now accepting submissions for blog posts from our EAYAN Program participants!   If you would like to submit an academic or critical opinion article pertaining to: Regional news and developments linked to human rights Important historical events profiling human rights milestones or setbacks Culture or media (books, films, online videos etc) Interviews with human rights figures Any other...


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