Latest news and updates about diversity and inclusion in the Asia region, including topics such as gender equality, marriage equality, age and youth discrimination and LGBT+ issues.
Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission must be given the leeway to expand its scope rather than be bound by specific areas.
Plan to admit more undergraduates from overseas to Hong Kong’s publicly funded universities deserves support but high standards must be maintained and the prospects for locals preserved.
Equal Opportunities Commission chief Ricky Chu says body told to back off from ‘legislative amendments’ to better protect LGBTQ people.
With well over 700 people of nearly 30 different nationalities at the Post, a more diverse and inclusive workplace is hard to find.
Tuesday’s walkout, under the slogan “Do you call this equality?” is being billed as the biggest since Iceland’s first such event in 1975, when 90 per cent of women refused to work, clean or look after children.
At an event in Hong Kong to mark the 150th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first woman graduate, academic luminaries underscored the need for greater gender diversity in postdoctoral studies.
Nepal’s feminist movement has a decades-long history but poor recognition of the nation’s feminist history grew conflict within the movement.
Foreign talent needed to maintain the city’s international status, say business chambers and experts.
India is set to pass the long-pending bill on Friday but critics caution that it could be an empty gesture bogged by delayed implementation.
There remains a deeply held belief in Japan’s conservative heartlands that women should be home with the children and supporting their husbands
The top performers in diversity terms were privately-owned enterprises, many of which operated in high-growth industries.
Malaysia’s federal government will remain intact regardless of the outcome of state polls, but poor results for PM Anwar Ibrahim’s administration will cause a prolonged period of political instability, DAP’s Anthony Loke told This Week in Asia.
Ruling is 6-3 in case involving programmes at Harvard and University of North Carolina, upending decades of precedents that supported a role for race in applications.
Zia was an early proponent of what was once a novel idea: that Americans with roots in Asia could unite as Asian-Americans to organise.
Philippine Rugby Football Union president Ada Milby looks to clear the way for more women to take seats in their own sports.
Fifa, world football’s governing body, is threatening not to televise the Women’s World Cup in five major European countries unless broadcasters pay more for the media rights.
Plus-size fashion used to be hard to find in India, or unaffordable thanks to a ‘fat tax’. Today independent brands have sprung up offering flattering clothes at fair prices in a size-inclusive range.
May 6 extravaganza is being viewed by some with a large dose of ambivalence, not least minority groups for whom British Empire’s past wrongs still loom large.
Government data shows women earn about 75 per cent less than men, as many work part-time and have fewer opportunities to build a career.
The team behind Elemental, upcoming Disney and Pixar animated film about a family who migrate to a city of different ‘elements’, on its message of tolerance and the challenges of creating its characters.