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South Korea's New President May Be Female, But She is No Women's Rights Crusader

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye waves to supporters as she arrives to deliver a victory speech on a stage in the centre of Seoul on December 19, 2012. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.

Interview: For Wu Qing, Pushing for Change is 'Citizen's Responsibility'

Wu Qing. (Jonah Kessel)
Policy

I want to change China from a country ruled of man and by man to a country ruled of law and by law," activist and legislator Wu Qing tells Asia Blog.

Interview: 'Other Half of Tomorrow' Filmmakers Turn Lens on Pakistan's Women

L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in the new documentary
Arts

A candid new documentary presents the diverse lives of a set of Pakistani women and demonstrates how women are at the forefront of shaping Pakistani society. Premieres tonight at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City.

Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

Giovanni Giommi's
Arts

Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

The 'Visionary' Women Critical to a Unified Myanmar

A Kachin tribe woman listens to Aung San Suu Kyi in the town of Moe Kaung on February 23, 2012. (Soe Than Win/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.

Asia Needs More Women Leaders

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai speaks at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia summit in Singapore on April 2, 2011.
Lifestyle

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's Op-Ed in the Huffington Post.