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Asian Universities Alliance Established in Beijing

May 2, 2017<p>Editor: Joyce Dong<p>The Asian Universities Alliance, consisting of 15 Asian universities, was set up on April 29 at an inaugural meeting in …

ACMI announces Code Breakers: Women in Games

<i>Curated by ACMI, the exhibition will celebrate the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women in the gaming industry.</i>The first of its kind …

For men only

The areas up north falling in the conservative regions and tribal belt have long been in the news for imposing restrictions on women’s mobility and …

Xiaohong Yang: First female Chinese ADB chief in Pakistan

<b>ISLAMABAD: Xiaohong Yang is the first women and Chinese national to be appointed as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director for …

How microfinance reduces gender inequality

An increase in the proportion of women accessing microfinance services by just 15% could potentially reduce gender inequality, as measured by the …

Women can shape a better tomorrow for the world

For International Women’s Day this year, Asia Times interviewed two women leaders who have blazed trails in different fields – public relations and …

In Afghanistan, ‘I Feel Like a Divorced Woman Is Up for Grabs’

KABUL, Afghanistan — To escape an abusive marriage, Wida Saghari struggled for five years to finalize a divorce. When it was done, she thought, finally, she could get some peace. Instead, she had stepped into a different kind of hell.<p>Ms. Saghari, 31, a mother of two who has worked for years as a …

Saving Asia's mothers

With all the talk about the impending “Asian century,” one might imagine that the region had moved beyond what are often viewed as poor-country …

The millennial lady

Way of the millennial<p><i>Tech-savvy and hungry for success, Raeesa Sya embodies the millennial spirit, writes Izwan Ismail.</i><p>RAEESA Sya is one talented …

Saving Asia-Pacific’s mothers

<b>By Anderson Stanciole and Federica Maurizio</b><p>With all the talk about the impending “Asian century,” one might imagine that the region had moved beyond …

Electing women

From the Nepali press Deepak Gyawali in Himal Khabarpatrika, 9-15 April 2017 When local elections were last held in Nepal nearly two decades ago, …

Michelle Sandford | Trade Media

<i>Michelle Sandford is a Tedx Speaker, Tech Girl Superhero, Microsoftie and now one of MCV’s Most Influential Women in Games.</i><p>Michelle is a Technology …

Viewer Discretion Advised

Golf is still reeling from the Lexi Thompson ruling.<p>For good reason. It was traumatic. The statuesque Thompson, the LPGA’s top American star at a time when Asian women are dominating the tour, had a two-stroke lead with six holes to play in the final round of the ANA Inspiration two weeks ago. She …

Philippines qualifies for 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

<b>(CNN Philippines)</b> — The Philippines Women's National Team has earned the right to play amongst Asia's best.<p>The Philippine lady booters booked their …

Why there are so many women at Thai banks

BANGKOK -- For seven decades, Kasikornbank had never had a female president. That changed last year when Kattiya Indaravijaya was promoted, joining a …

United Nations

These Women Are Smashing The Glass Ceiling In Asia -- And They're All Under 30

Now more than ever, women in Asia are making headlines — and for very good reasons. Among our list of 300 game-changers are some inspiring young women who are not afraid to speak up, take the lead and venture into territories thought to be reserved for the other sex.<p>From a football coach and a …

The Swashbuckling History of Women Pirates

It started with a simple question: where were all the women pirates? Laura Sook Duncombe loved <i>Peter Pan</i> as a child and gobbled up every book on …

Study finds some significant differences in brains of men and women

Do the anatomical differences between men and women—sex organs, facial hair, and the like—extend to our brains? The question has been as difficult to …

The Brain