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02.04.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

Webinar - The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives

Event announcement: Webinar - "The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives" is hosted by a working group of the regional project "Women and the...


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24.03.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

Digital justice for the next billion users

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 and social justice | News

The future of work: A future without women?

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


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Chen Yuting | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice | Publication

Gender Perspectives on the Future of Work in China

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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Rowena Laguilles-Timog | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice | Publication

Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in the Philippines

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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18.12.2019 | Gender and social justice | News

Exploring women’s meaningful access and participation in the digital economy

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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27.11.2019 | Gender and social justice | News

Putting the care economy at the centre of future of work debates

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


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Urvashi Aneja | The Future is Feminist | Gender and social justice | Publication

Feminist Visions of the Future of Work in Asia

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


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Romyen Kosaikanont | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice | Publication

Gender and the Future of Work in Thailand

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

The rising need for care demands new policies for decent jobs

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 and social justice | News

Women and the future of work: new network selects areas for priority attention

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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01.08.2019 | Cooperation for Peace and Security, Gender and social justice | News

Afghan women boost their prospects through solidarity

At a workshop in Kabul, Afghan women activists learn innovative approach to solidarity, boosting their prospects and the country’s future.


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24.06.2019 | Gender and social justice | News

The brave new world of work holds particular opportunities and challenges for women

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 and social justice | News

Domestic workers can organize anywhere

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


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29.04.2019 | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | News

Asian feminists on building bridges between women’s rights and labour rights

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

Uniting feminists and workers in the struggle for decent work

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, 07.04.19 - Nordic Club, Dhaka | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | Event, News

Women’s rights are workers’ rights

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 and social justice | News

“Let’s smash patriarchy one movie at a time”

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 and social justice | News

Closer to the equality goal: We all should be feminists

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 and social justice | News

“Only long-term community activism leads to change”

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 and social justice | News

Comics for critical thinking and social change

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, 27.09.18 to Sunday, 30.09.18 - Georgetown, Malaysia | Gender and social justice | Event, News

Future Lab 3: A Feminist Asia for All

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

Feminism under construction: A push for new alliances in Asia

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


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27.04.2018 | Gender and social justice | News

Unheard, Unseen, Unrecognized: Women in informal employment

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 and social justice | News

Reasserting Union Strength in Asia – Trade Unions in Transformation

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminism and the womens' movement in the Philippines

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

A Hundred Years of Feminism in Indonesia

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


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04.03.2018 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

From the drawing board to reality

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 and social justice | News

Tackling gender-based violence

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


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24.11.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

ASEAN signs breakthrough agreement on migrant workers’ rights

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, 07.11.17 to Wednesday, 08.11.17 | Gender and social justice | News, Event

Strengthening women’s rights advocacy in ASEAN

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 and social justice | News

Female trade unionists, ready to take over leadership positions

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 and social justice | News

Real changes for women, far from realised

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

The Women’s Movement in Bangladesh

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 and social justice | News

Labour mobility in ASEAN: how can women migrant workers benefit?

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 and social justice | Publication

Women Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Economic Community

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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12.07.2017 | Gender and social justice, Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan

Live stream today of the joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan at the European Parliament.


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16.06.2017 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

New Asia-wide platform for feminist dialogue

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


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25.05.2017 | Gender and social justice | News

Gender justice in Thailand: working towards the inclusion of all

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Political feminism and the women's movement in Thailand

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 and social justice | News

Interview: The gender pay gap in Pakistan

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 and social justice | News

Unseen Shadows: Migration and the barren lives of Changar

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 and social justice | News

Shaping up for action!

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 and social justice | News

“Women are no cars!”

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 and social justice | News

Fair Homes, Fair Society

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 and social justice | News

Women face double burden

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 and social justice | News

Another Brick in the Wall

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

How big is "Half of the Sky"?

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

New project: Feminist answers to persisting social inequalities

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminism in China: An Analysis of Advocates, Debates and Strategies

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 and social justice | News

Closing the Gender Gap in Asia

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


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19.10.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Honour killing debate brings intersection back to the feminist fold

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Political Feminism in India: An Analysis of Actors, Debates and Strategies

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


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23.09.2016 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

Meanwhile in India: Why all that fuss about Feminism?

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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

Political Feminism for Social Justice

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 and social justice | Publication

Projected Gender Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community

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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22.07.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

New study: bleak labour future for women in AEC

“Unless targeted measures are taken, women will suffer from gendered inequalities limiting their ability to take full advantage of the opportunities...


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23.06.2016 | Gender and social justice | News

Interview: Asia scores low on labour law protection for domestic workers

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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminism and the Women Movement in Pakistan

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


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Executive Summary: CLS+ Country Study Vietnam

In Asia, countries with export-oriented industries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam use cheap labour costs and a growing workforce...


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  • 02.04.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

    Webinar - The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives

    Event announcement: Webinar - "The digital economy in Asia: Feminist perspectives" is hosted by a working group of the regional project "Women and the...

    more information

  • 24.03.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

    Digital justice for the next billion users

    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 and social justice | News

    The future of work: A future without women?

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

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