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Beh Lih Yi

Singapore court to hear legal challenges on gay sex ban

12 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a Singapore court prepares to hear a series of legal challenges to a law that bans gay sex, LGBT+ activists on Tuesday called for the "right" verdict to be delivered so similar reforms can be triggered across other parts of Asia.

New H&M tagline sparks outcry over gender violence association

11 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new collection from fashion giant H&M has unleashed protests from women's rights campaigners because it includes the slogan "I love GBV", the initials of the designer but also a widely used acronym for gender-based violence.

New H&M tagline sparks outcry over gender violence association

11 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new collection from fashion giant H&M has unleashed protests from women's rights campaigners because it includes the slogan "I love GBV", the initials of the designer but also a widely used acronym for gender-based violence.

Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work

08 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Japanese women have taken to Twitter to demand the right to wear glasses to work after reports employers were imposing bans, in the latest social media outcry against rigid rules on women's appearance.

Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work

08 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Japanese women have taken to Twitter to demand the right to wear glasses to work after reports employers were imposing bans, in the latest social media outcry against rigid rules on women's appearance.

Singapore tackles 'pop up' sex but little help seen for victims

07 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore is clamping down on landlords whose rental flats serve as "pop up" brothels but campaigners said on Thursday it would do little to help the women who are trafficked into sex work.

Factbox: From Paris to Singapore, cities put the brakes on e-scooters

05 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore became the latest city to target electronic scooters on Tuesday, when a ban on riding the devices loved by commuters but loathed by pedestrians took effect.

FACTBOX-From Paris to Singapore, cities put the brakes on e-scooters

05 Nov 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore became the latest city to target electronic scooters on Tuesday, when a ban on riding the devices loved by commuters but loathed by pedestrians took effect.

Indonesia's surfer girls turn the tide on sexism

05 Nov 2019

KUTA, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing on her surfboard as it was lifted by a wave, Zahwa Ardika Utami is one of a small but growing number of girls breaking with Indonesian tradition to take up the macho sport.

In Indonesia, 'bride kidnapping' tradition fuels child marriage despite new ban

31 Oct 2019

LEMBAR, Indonesia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fifteen minutes into their first date, Indonesian teenager Helma Yani received a marriage proposal from a boy she had just met. He spirited her away to a relative's house and a month later, at age 17, they were married.

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