Tag: Gender equality

Sisters in Islam art event promotes women’s rights through creative artworks

To unite Malaysian artists in pursuit of gender equality and justice in Malaysia, SISArt, for their third year in a row presents Awan & Tanah. With 30 artists showcasing their most thought-provoking artworks yet, Awan & Tanah will be launched at CULT Gallery in Bukit...

Closing the Middle East’s Education Gender Gap

FEZ – When it comes to gender parity, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is lagging behind most of the rest of the world. This is undermining the prospects not just of women and girls, but of entire countries as well. And in...

Asian Financial Sector Leads the way in Gender Equality

A recent survey from eFinancialCareers indicates that women in the Asia Pacific region fare better than their counterparts in other areas of the world. Asia Pacific took the top spot with 84% of respondents saying that they would recommend their company as female friendly....

You can’t blow the whistle on this lady

Ashikin Hashim, 25, is known for getting exclusive interviews with international footballers. Under her own brand name, Futbolita, she is a sports correspondent and presenter for Yahoo! Southeast Asia and Starhub TV. She is also one of the few female FIFA Players’ Agents. I pointed out...

Glass ceiling lower for Singapore’s women, unless we change

Singapore business is male-dominated in boardrooms. A Diversity Task Force survey just published showed that 57 per cent of 300 publicly-listed companies here had all male boards (the select group in each company that directs policy). Only 8.3 per cent of listed company directorships...

Gender: Beyond the Singapore girl

“Is there a feminised symbol of a nation more globally recognised than the Singapore Girl?” asks Chris Hudson in his recent thought-provoking book, Beyond the Singapore Girl: Discourses of gender and nation in Singapore, published by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of...