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[EAI Online Seminar] "Gender Parity in Asia: Voices for Young Women’s Better Future"

  • 2021-10-22


The East Asia Institute (President Yul Sohn), as a secretariat of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN), invited you to the twelfth online seminar of the [Democracy Cooperation] series, titled "Gender Parity in Asia: Voices for Young Women`s Better Future." Gender equality is fundamental in achieving human rights, sustainable development, and democracy. Thanks to the decades-long legal and institutional changes, today, more girls receive better education, more women work freely with fairer pay, and more women participate in politics. Nevertheless, many girls and women are still discriminated against in accessing socio-economic opportunities, female leaders are poorly represented at decision-making tables, and femicides and other forms of violence against women are on the rise. With this in mind, this seminar examined how countries in Asia try to break glass-ceiling and empower women by discussing legal and institutional barriers for gender parity.


  • Time/Date: Oct 22 2021(Friday) 15:00 – 17:30 (KST)

  • Panelists:

Ayako Kobayashi (Assistant Professor, Sophia University)

Irine Hiraswari Gayatri (Ph.D. Candidate, Monash University)

Kaustuv K Bandyopadhyay (Director, Participatory Research In Asia)

Malancha Chakrabarty (Fellow, Observer Research Foundation)

Perada Phumessawatdi (Head of Measures and Mechanisms Group, Ministry of Human Security and Social Development, Thailand)

Sook Jong Lee (Professor at Sungkyunkwan University and Former President and Senior Fellow of East Asia Institute)

Tegshbayar Darambazar (Lawyer, Researcher Legislation & Policy Research Hub Mongolia)

Wei-ting Wu (Associated Professor, Shih Hsin University)