Asia’s Gender Gap

Park Geun-hye

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Asia’s female leaders are finally beginning to emerge, succeeding at the ballot box despite being restricted in the workforce. With the economic and social costs becoming more obvious, how long can the region continue to ignore its women?

In December, Park Geun-hye’s election as South Korea’s first female president was an historic victory in a traditionally male-dominated society. The country has acted to boost the number of female lawmakers by requiring the same number of male and female candidates for proportional representation in national elections.

Read more from Anthony Fensom in The Diplomat.

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