Women in government and politics

Better awareness of women’s political participation needed: minister

It is necessary to further promote public awareness of women’s empowerment, especially their political participation, although the percentage of women in Vietnam’s parliament is currently higher than the global average, said a minister. At a conference reviewing the 10-year implementation of the Law on Gender Equality held in Hanoi ...

ASEAN’s Transformative Journey: Role Of Women In Peace And Security – Analysis

ASEAN has embarked on exploring how to implement the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the region. It has recently organised “an inaugural inter-sectoral dialogue on WPS issues in the ASEAN region” to support Member States implement the Joint Statement on WPS adopted at ...

Dr. Noeleen Heyzer

Myanmar’s women for peace

As civil society groups campaign for greater inclusion of women in the peace process, Frontier profiles women playing important roles in communities across the country. Keep reading ...


Nation University pitches plan to tackle online sexual harassment

Nation University is waging a campaign against online sexual harassment to address a still largely ignored problem.​ The campaign has called on people to take a stand against sexual abuse. Supporters of the campaign are encouraged to express their support online and include #stopcybersexualharassment, @StopCSH or @Stopcybersexualharassment ...

William Klausner: Thailand must keep up its progress on gender equality

Thailand has undergone a dramatic social, cultural, economic and political transformation during the past half century. In particular, educated Thai women have reconfigured traditional conceptions of their private and public roles — to the point where Thailand now has one of the highest proportions of ...

PM okays funds for social support system

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a target programme to develop a social support system for the 2016-20 period. The programme is aimed to create a safe, friendly and healthy living environment for children and reduce the rate of increase in the number of ...

Safe employment project for women launched

A project focusing on creating safe working environment and job opportunities for female migrant workers, as well as protecting women workers, has been launched in Yangon. The “Aung Myin Hmu Project: Industry Solution for Safe Employment” that was launched on March 19 in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar ...

Vietnam, Laos discuss decentralisation

Vietnamese and Lao legislators shared experience in management decentralisation from central to grassroots levels during a workshop held in Hanoi on Tuesday. Lao National Assembly President Pany Yathoutou and Vietnam National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thi Phóng co-chaired the event, which demonstrated the role and ...

Union furthers women's empowerment

The Lao Women’s Union member committee and development partners met on March 7 to discuss women’s economic empowerment and gender equality as well as sustainable environmental protection. Meanwhile, the meeting was also timed to celebrate the 107th International Women’s Day on March 8. Participants from several ...

Women crucial for Myanmar’s development: state counsellor

Many people, including women, have the impression that the fairer sex have equal rights in Myanmar, but in reality, they do not, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. “Women often boast that they have equal rights with men. But we know that that ...

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