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Power, privilege and race in Singapore

Is the playing field truly level in Singapore, which touts itself as the ultimate meritocracy?

The push to end violence against women in the Asia Pacific

The dimensions of violence against women in the Asia Pacific and programs aimed at bringing about lasting change.

Who’s afraid of China?

Do China’s ambitions to regain its pre-19th century glory constitute a threat?

Empowering women in Indonesia’s villages

The challenges faced by rural women and the programs being developed to help overcome them.

LGBT rights in Japan in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics

Japanese laws do little to protect the rights of the “LGBT” community (as it’s commonly referred to in this context) community.