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In Papua New Guinea where about 40 per cent live below the poverty line, women weave bags for sale to locals and international buyers for a steady wage.
Sinmin Pak was inspired to take action on ‘comfort women’ after a visit to a Holocaust memorial in Europe forced her to think about how many wartime sex slaves had been erased from history.
Sakshi Malik, 30, and Vinesh Phogat, 28, have been protesting since January against the actions of Wrestling Federation of India head Brij Bhushan Singh, 66, who they accuse of sexual assault.
This year’s events take place in a contentious political climate in which legislators have sought to ban drag shows, prohibit gender-affirming care and limit how teachers can talk about sexuality and gender in the classroom.
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.
The Philippines is the only place outside the Vatican where divorce is outlawed, with the Catholic Church opposing the practice as against its teachings.
As Bangkok bids to host WorldPride 2028, Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the Move Forward Party that won the most seats in the May 14 election, is prioritising a same-sex marriage bill that failed to pass the last parliament.
Fans of the 28-year-old beauty queen hope that she will inspire those struggling to come out due to the stigma attached to it in the Catholic-majority country.
Living openly in Russia as a member of the LGBTQ community has grown increasingly difficult in recent years, with additional restrictions in December.
Pressure is mounting on Julie Keiko Fujishima, head of Johnny & Associates and niece of its late founder Johnny Kitagawa, after a former pop idol last month lifted the lid on his experience at the label.
A government-commissioned review details ‘culture of homophobia’ that pervaded the British military for decades, and recommends that PM Rishi Sunak apologise.
Much of the dark chapter around the sexual assault of Indonesian-Chinese women remains unspoken, 25 years after the May 1998 riots.
The late singer is credited with sending rugby league to unprecedented levels of popularity in Australia for her part in the sports ‘most iconic’ marketing campaign.
Her growling contralto, trademark wigs and muscular, quick-stepping legs propelled her to 12 Grammys and over 150 million record sales worldwide.
Indonesian conservatives are concerned about LGBTQ-themed acts or messages promoted in the Coldplay concert that was supposed to revive the nation’s pandemic-hit tourism sector.
Two Olympic medallists have threatened to return their medals if no action is taken against Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
Homosexuality remains an incendiary topic in Malaysia, where Muslims account for over 60 per cent of the population.
‘Vicious’, ‘brutal’ attack in 2019 left victim with 54 injuries throughout her body including 31 injuries to her head.
Some 21,000 self-employed women in Gujarat state are enrolled in one of the world’s first insurance schemes for extreme heat.
Aimed at encouraging women to have more children amid declining birth rate, there is debate over pilot scheme, including on potential discrimination and lower than locals’ pay for those Southeast Asians who take up work offers.
Online transactions that increased during pandemic are driving transformation, with the support of the UN-backed ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’.
In a return to historical codes, men are once again embracing bold – as well as seriously valuable – jewellery led by today’s royalty: rappers and Hollywood stars
Rising numbers of women are crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe after suffering trauma, so they’re hoping to make it to where people speak the same language as their native countries.
Philippine Rugby Football Union president Ada Milby looks to clear the way for more women to take seats in their own sports.
Singapore last year lifted restrictions on egg-freezing, allowing women aged 21-35 to do so, and recently raised the age limit to 37. But only those married are allowed to use them.
The court said hitting the man on the head would have been enough to defend herself, and ordered Roxana Ruiz to pay over US$16,000 to her rapist’s family