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Opportunities and threats of digitalization for women in the COVID-19 crisis. Reflections from Asia as part of the FES W7-blog.


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07.04.2022 | Gender Justice | News
© FES Mongolia

The lack of women's representation in political news coverage is global. But journalists and newsrooms in Mongolia have started to work to break the…


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| Future of Work, Gender Justice | News

The COVID19-crisis has revealed multiple fault-lines, yet these could also be seen as opportunities for identification of changes to help women cope…


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16.02.2022 | Gender Justice | News
A woman selling fruits, vegetables and toys on a sidewalk of a street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam has made great efforts in providing a comprehensive legal framework to protect women's and children's rights. But violence against women and…


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20.10.2021 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Integrating feminist priorities into city planning is essential, not just for gender equity, but also for climate resilience and wider sustainability.…


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Gender Justice Hub Asia | Gender Justice | Publication

Our paper series explores gender-specific impacts, reflects on policy responses and explores women’s agency in context of the COVID-19 pandemic in…


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20.05.2021 | Gender Justice | News

Worsening security conditions and societal polarization pose a risk to modest gains for gender justice. We explored three critical aspects.


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Gender Justice Hub Asia | Gender Justice | Publication

Our new guide explores feminist approaches to transformative change, extracts lessons to learn and provides tools and inspiration to bring feminist…


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25.03.2021 | Gender Justice | News

Indian women’s participation in the labour market is low and falling, despite numerous policies and interventions from government and other agencies.…


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Gender Justice Hub Asia | Gender Justice | Publication

Read about the lives of those who paved the way for women’s rights in Asia in this new graphic novel anthology.


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14.01.2021 | Gender Justice | News

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted billions of lives around the world. But the crisis is hitting already-vulnerable women and girls in several new…


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29.12.2020 | Gender Justice | News

1995 marked a seminal year in the global fight for gender equality. How far have China and Germany come, and what remains to be done?


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23.11.2020 | Gender Justice | News

It is high time to act and re-imagine our digital future in Asia.


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| Climate change, Gender Justice | News

For the shift from fossil fuels towards renewable energies to be genuinely sustainable on both the environmental and social levels, it needs to be…


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04.11.2020 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Watch the presentation of our four keynote speakers from our series on gender and energy.


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23.09.2020 | Gender Justice | News

Many households in bustling Indian cities rely on domestic workers. These workers perform arduous tasks, yet they suffer from low wages, unregulated…


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19.06.2020 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Human survival requires care work, yet paid and unpaid care work still lack recognition. An FES working group on the future of the care economy has…


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22.05.2020 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

A new FES study investigates how women in Asia are affected by digitalization and automation and explores feminist perspectives on the digital economy…


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Maria Dolores Picot and Kerstin Spath | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

This paper investigates how women in Asia are affected by digitalization and automation and explores feminist perspectives on the digital economy.

 


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04.05.2020 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Around the world, women conduct the majority of (un)paid care work. In Asia, the care sector is particularly large. A new FES study investigates what…


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Anna Julia Fiedler | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

This study analyses care and welfare policies and its impact on women in Asia.

 


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02.04.2020 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

A web discussion on "The digital economy in Asia - Feminist perspectives" was hosted by FES Asia, WIDE+ and IT for Change with more than 100…


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24.03.2020 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Payal Arora, author of “The Next Billion Users. Digital Life beyond the West” shares her views on digital justice and how it relates to the digital…


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28.02.2020 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

Eight country studies shed light on the challenges and chances the 4th Industrial Revolution poses for female labourers.


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18.12.2019 | Gender Justice | News

In a future for all, women will need to have meaningful access and opportunities to join the digital economy. FES partners met in Singapore to explore…


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Rowena Laguilles-Timog | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in the Philippines.


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Chen Yuting | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in China.


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27.11.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

FES partners address the emerging care crisis and think of innovations in Asia.


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Urvashi Aneja | The Future is Feminist | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

This paper explores narratives and perspectives on the future of work in Asia through a feminist lense.


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Romyen Kosaikanont | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in Thailand.


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11.10.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Policies need to address the rising need for care and to ensure decent work in the care economy of Asia.


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27.08.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

The technological changes sweeping the world of work have particular implications for women. Specialists from across Asia have selected two areas to…


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24.06.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Ageing populations, technology advancements, climate change and the rise of non-standard jobs complicate further the grim outlook of the labour market…


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14.06.2019 | Gender Justice | News

In Asia the main priority for domestic workers is still to be recognized as workers.


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29.04.2019 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

At a regional dialogue in Dhaka, feminists, political economist and women’s rights and labour activists focus on recognition of care work and stronger…


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05.04.2019 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Bringing the women’s and workers’ movements together is a challenging task that one of the working groups as part of a regional project on feminism in…


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Sunday, 07.04.2019 - Nordic Club, Dhaka | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Event, News

How can women’s and workers’ movements be brought together? Members of the network “Political Feminism in Asia” are to meet in Bangladesh to share…


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18.02.2019 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

A movie-rating app developed by a group of feminists from across Asia aims to give space for feminist critique of the mainstream movie industry in the…


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10.12.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Myanmar activist Nandar draws attention to violence against the female body through her work as translator and performer.


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21.11.2018 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

The feminist network Political Feminism in Asia, a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, met in Penang to deliberate direction for joint…


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13.11.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Comics are a serious and an entertaining medium that can boost efforts to address the complex topics of feminism and the future of work.


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Thursday, 27.09.2018 - Sunday, 30.09.2018 - Georgetown, Malaysia | Gender Justice | Event, News

How can we best achieve a feminist Asia for all? This question will be tackled by 21 feminists from seven countries and other delegates, in the third…


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25.07.2018 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

FES helps building new alliances that can bring feminist visions into the mainstream.


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27.04.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Shalini Sinha of WIEGO, a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, talks about the need to think outside the box when it…


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29.03.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Trade union power is often described as fading away under the pressures of globalized markets and closing civic spaces. A photo story from a…


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Mylene D. Hega, Veronica C. Alporha and Meggan S. Evangelista | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

This study on the Philippine Women Movement(s) gives special attention to the struggles of women during different historical events and political…


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Gadis Arivia and Nur Iman Subono | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

This study deals with the rise of feminism in Indonesia which started a century ago.


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04.03.2018 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Political Feminism in Asia, a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung brings together feminist groups for joint action across the region.


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05.12.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Bangkok (Thailand) – How the elimination of violence against women can be achieved in Thailand


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24.11.2017 | Gender Justice | News

After a decade of negotiations, South-East Asian countries signed an agreement to better safeguard the rights of the estimated 10 million migrant…


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Tuesday, 07.11.2017 - Wednesday, 08.11.2017 | Gender Justice | News, Event

Manila (Philippines) – Civil society and women’s groups meet to address how women can take centre-stage in the economic and political agenda of the…


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10.10.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Singapore – Young women rarely hold leadership positions in trade unions, a reality akin to workers organizing across Asia and bound to change with a…


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21.09.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Kathmandu (Nepal) – As Nepal outlaws a discriminatory practice of exiling women during their periods, only concerted effort can turn the country’s…


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Sohela Nazneen | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The study traces the history of women’s movements in Bangladesh and discusses its achievements amidst the rapidly changing economic and political…


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22.08.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Jakarta (Indonesia) – A new study is out that formed the basis for discussion of the High-Level Policy Dialogue of ASEAN on the conditions of women…


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ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Manpower (Republic of Indonesia), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, UN Women | Gender Justice | Publication

An excellent reference and policy tool founded on sound review and research, this report charts actionable policy recommendations for fair and…


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16.06.2017 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Singapore (Singapore)—Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung starts FutureLab to unite feminists across Asia through a regional platform


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25.05.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Bangkok (Thailand) – Women's rights face ongoing challenges in Thailand, including persistent stereotyping and a range of oppressions, according to a…


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Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

In recent years, challenges caused by social and political unrest and conflicts over natural resources and the environment have had an impact on the…


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28.04.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Islamabad (Pakistan) ― We need to connect and create synergies between the women’s movement and struggles with existing labour movements in the…


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20.03.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Himachal Pradesh (India)—A short documentary by FES raises awareness about the hardships of women and the families of migrant workers in India.


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14.03.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and its newly formed core group of participants in the regional project “Political Feminism in Asia” will meet for the first…


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08.03.2017 | Gender Justice | News

New Delhi (India) – With investments for strong workers organising, gender equality laws and policies to address issues of violence or care work are…


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08.03.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Singapore – An op-ed on domestic workers’ rights in Asia reminds us, the political goal of the international women’s movement for equality goes hand…


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08.03.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Dhaka (Bangladesh) – The majority of women in Bangladesh still bear the double burden of paid work and unpaid care work.


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20.01.2017 | Gender Justice | News

Phnom Penh (Cambodia) – A multi-media project in Cambodia advocates for better working conditions of female construction workers.


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05.01.2017 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Shanghai (China) - First comprehensive study on Feminism in China is now available to a global audience in English, with a Chinese edition to follow…


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21.12.2016 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

A looming slowdown of global trade triggers social issues. A comeback of conservatism cements persistent inequalities: Those are the challenges of the…


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Shen Yifei | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

State feminism as enforced by the Communist Party of China (CCP) after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, has brought enormous…


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23.10.2016 | Gender Justice | News

Policies that advance gender equality are central to the work towards social democracy.


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19.10.2016 | Gender Justice | News

Islamabad (Pakistan) – A study by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung helps rethink strategies and alliances in debates and actions against gender violence.


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Dr Vibhuti Patel, Radhika Khajuria | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The vocabulary of Feminism today is unfortunately more disengaging then engaging.


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23.09.2016 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

New Delhi (India) – Shiva and his consort Parvati* in discussion on feminism in a new comic by FES India to mark the launch of their country study as…


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23.09.2016 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Gender equality is a core value of social justice and therefore an essential part of FES programmes.


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Shreyasi Jha, Abha Saxena | Gender Justice | Publication

How will the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), in place since 2015, affect the socio-economic opportunities for women in the region? The study at hand…


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23.06.2016 | Gender Justice | News

Over 35% of the domestic workers worldwide are accounted for in Asia where the Philippines remains the only country to ratify international labour…


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Dr. Rubina Saigol | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Publication

The study captures the history and current debates of the feminist movement in Pakistan today.


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