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Where are the Women? Gender Perspectives in Indonesia’s 2024 Presidential Race

  • Prasakti Ramadhana Fahadi, Amalinda Savirani & Ken Setiawan,

The absence of women from any of the presidential tickets in this year’s Indonesian elections underscores a deeper political and policy malaise in addressing gender inequality.

Creating safe spaces, a sense of belonging and ‘ibasho’ for women refugees in Tokyo

  • Christina Fukuoka and Professor David Slater,

An innovative project provides emotional support and social networks for women refugees amid very limited state support.

The visual language of Japanese youth’s self-expression and self-promotion on TikTok

  • Dr Sonja Petrovic,

Young women use Tik Tok to critique and challenge gender stereotypes and norms.

Gender equity reversals and women’s responses to COVID-19 in rural Indonesia

  • A/Prof Rachael Diprose, Dr Ken M.P. Setiawan & Bronwyn Beech Jones,

Women who had developed skills, networks, knowledge, and confidence through CSO programs were better placed to respond to the pandemic.

Issues for working women as debated in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

  • Dr Hiroko Levy and Dr Emma Dalton,

What do female politicians in Japan raise as crucial issues for gender equality?