East Asia

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In depth

Grassroot Solidarity to Fight the Pandemic: From Farmers to Queer Communities

Posted Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 12:29 | 829 views

How are the LBTQI+ people and communities facing the difficulties posed by the global pandemic and the lockdown? This article explores the emergence of solidarities amongst different marginalised groups including farmers and queer communities, to ensure food, work and basic survival.

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What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 14:18 | 1,797 views

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

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Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement

Posted Tue 19 Nov 2019 - 16:19 | 10,469 views

What can feminists expect from the revolution of our times? In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTQI+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.

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In depth

Mapping the Stage Differently: Theatre #MeToo Movement and Internet Culture in South Korea

Posted Fri 25 Oct 2019 - 11:28 | 2,907 views

Not enough has been said about how the #metoo movement played out in contexts far from where it was triggered and especially in countries in Asia and Africa. In this article we see the unravelling of hierarchical and sexualised relations in theatre in South Korea, and how fragile assemblages of rebellion were formed online and on-ground.

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Advocating for better ICT laws at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum

Posted Thu 8 Aug 2019 - 12:05 | 1,489 views

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum just completed in July 2019 and it took place in Russia. There were very few sessions that dealt with either gender or human rights and none that addressed sexuality. At one session there were discussions on the ICT related-laws and particularly on the broad and unclear provisions that deal with online censorship.

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Dare to Imagine

Posted Fri 13 Mar 2020 - 08:59 | 1,627 views

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously getting overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasising, and enjoying your daydreams?

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Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

Posted Tue 21 Feb 2017 - 19:03 | 5,009 views
This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, and the issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry. Ten facts about your computer that illuminate the gendered nature of the labour that is embedded in our hardware.

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Flash Mob Korean Style

Posted Thu 28 Jun 2012 - 14:46 | 7,621 views
In Seoul for the Asia Europe Foundation's Informal Meeting on Human Rights, looking at human rights and ICTs, I made a few extra-curricular stops - it was hard not to, when just outside our hotel is an ongoing protest about labour rights. The protest site has obviously been occupied for some time - they are even growing tomato plants - and is just outside a major tourist attraction. The protest...

Publication

East Asian NGO Report on Beijing + 5 Review

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,055 views
East Asian Sub-Regional Report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action was prepared by four countries in East Asia, i.e., China, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea.