Across Asia, women are leading the coronavirus fight – and still losing out. While women in top political jobs have received praise for their handling of the crisis, the work of many women has gone mostly unnoticed in the international press. Here are some of their stories . The pandemic has also piled pressure on women at home , prompting calls for society to drop traditional notions of ‘male, female roles’ and address the entrenched gender stereotypes that put an unfair burden on women. Meanwhile, conversations on how to build green cities with good air quality have intensified as people demand healthier, cleaner urban living in the post-pandemic era. In this column, Melinda Martinus writes that making Asean cities greener and pedestrian-friendly, revamping public transport and promoting energy-efficient buildings now will help ensure a healthier future. In China, the government’s post Covid-19 economic relief programme makes job creation and technological development top priorities. Deborah Lehr writes that, while environmental protection has taken a back seat, China is capable of a green recovery. Finally, Hong Kong actress and entrepreneur Bernice Liu is using this time to rethink her approach to business in a market no longer tied to locations and time zones. Lunar Voices It takes courage to dig deep and listen to yourself. Take brave decisions and fulfil your dreams. Create memorable experiences. Enjoy the journey. Anja Elstner Lunar Voices showcases advice and inspiration from our community. Share your quote here . We’d love to hear from you! Stories worth sharing Durian and beer combined to create healthy probiotic booze Sheer novelty value – and a love of beer – inspired Kriza Calumba, a food and science technology instructor from Davao in the Philippines, to create an unusual but healthy concoction . Triathlon coach and athlete get life bans over abuse scandal The suicide of Choi Suk-hyeon has exposed what one of her former teammates described as ‘a kingdom built only for the coach and certain members’. The hit Chinese TV reality show inspiring women to make waves “Women need to see themselves presented other than as a fair-skinned ‘beautiful younger sister’ figure, or an ageing wife or mother.” Find out more about Sisters Who Make Waves . This 14-year-old wants to become the first woman to win an F1 race Juju Noda dreams of becoming the first woman to win a Formula One Grand Prix after winning her Danish F4 debut in June 2020. China court upholds landmark #MeToo sexual harassment verdict 29-year-old social worker Xiaoli was successful in court , but says the personal and psychological cost of pursuing this case has been enormous. From running cutting-edge global companies to speaking out against sexism and stereotypes, women in Asia are making their voices heard around the world. Here at Lunar, we want to provide a platform to elevate and celebrate these voices, while exploring issues that affect women everywhere. Each week, we’ll bring you a curated selection of news, interviews and features about women, by women and for women. Sign up now !