Gender and social justice

We apply an intersectional approach, to understand how globalization and economic change affect the way different forms of discrimination combine, overlap, and intersect, in the experiences of different people, especially those of marginalized people or groups.

We support activism and advocacy for equality and justice. We think women’s political participation, a more critical focus on decent work for all, and more emphasis on gender-just economic models are key to strengthening women in Asia.

We sensitise and support governments at national and regional level. We strive to reconnect issues and actors and build strategic alliances to promote policies and programmes that achieve equal opportunities for all. 

News

  • 18.09.2020 | Gender and social justice | News

    The future is now! Young Afghans join forces for inclusion and equality

    Women leadership in Afghanistan is neither an anomaly nor unheard of – but especially with the peace process gaining traction, it certainly takes...

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  • 19.06.2020 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

    Dignity and recognition for care workers in Asia

    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 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

    Out now: Women and the Future of the Digital Economy in Asia

    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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  • 04.05.2020 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

    New FES study: Women and the Future of Care Work in Asia

    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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  • 02.04.2020 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

    Web discussion: The digital economy in Asia - Feminist perspectives

    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 and social justice, #FeministAsia | 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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  • 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, #FeministAsia | 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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  • 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, #FeministAsia | 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, #FeministAsia | 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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Publications

  • Maria Dolores Picot and Kerstin Spath | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

    Women and the Future of the Digital Economy in Asia

    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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  • Anna Julia Fiedler | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

    Women and the Future of Care Work in Asia

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

     

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  • Rowena Laguilles-Timog | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | 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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  • Chen Yuting | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | 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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  • Urvashi Aneja | The Future is Feminist | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | 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, #FeministAsia | 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Contact

Jonathan Menge

Director, FES Nepal

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