2018 GIA Gender Impact Award

 

What is Gender Impact Award?

At the end of every year, Womany prepares the Gender Impact Award to look back to the important gender progress and events that marked 2018. Gender Impact Award presents 6 annual highlights of gender movements around the globe, 3 impactful gender events in Asia, and hundreds of progress on gender equality that help shape a more gender-friendly world this year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Finalist

2018 GIA Gender Impact Award Finalist

性別影響力大賞

Best Gender Report

Through honest gender reports, we see the silenced truth and start to make changes.

Yomiuri News(JP)Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores' (photo source)

Aug @ Japan

Yomiuri News(JP)Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

The report unveils the gender inequality structure of the school and pushes the university to reform.

性別影響力大賞

Best D&I Practice

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) not only create a more gender-friendly environment but also benefit the community/corporate as a whole.

Warner Bros. ‘inclusion rider’ could bring more diversity to entertainment industry (photo source)

Sep @ USA

Warner Bros. ‘inclusion rider’ could bring more diversity to entertainment industry

Warner Bros. Entertainment, became the the first major company in the entertainment industry to adopt a broad-ranging diversity and inclusion policy and set an example for the entertainment industry.

性別影響力大賞

Best Gender Arts & Design

Through the imagination of design and arts, the awareness of gender equality is raised.

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled (photo source)

Apr @ UK

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage, London’s Parliament Square unveils the first and only woman statue. The statue has been commissioned to highlight the significance and contribution of women’s political contribution, but also a metaphor of gender inequality in politics.

性別影響力大賞

Best Gender Corporation

Through Corporation's example setting, rights were improved in working invironment.

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders (photo source)

Jun @ USA

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders

Support women who run business with substantial fund and investment rather than a campaign slogan.

性別影響力大賞

Best Gender Mass Communication

Through Mass Communication, we make gender issues practical and achievable.

Korean TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in judicial system. (photo source)

May @ Korea

Korean TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in judicial system.

The TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in the judicial system. Also, it reminds the judges, prosecutors, and lawyers to gain more awareness of the gendered context of sexual violence to pursue real justice.

性別影響力大賞

Best Gender Social Campaign

Through Community's power, we make every voice impactful and influential.

Time's Up (movement)(photo source)

Jan @ USA

Time's Up (movement)

With the influence of the Golden Globe Awards, celebrities wearing all black on the red carpet has become a major headline in the entertainment industry, initiating the media and the public to pay attention of the #MeToo movement.

性別影響力大賞

Asian Highlights

Asian Highlights on the major movements that raise gender awareness and discussion.

2018-亞洲性別關注 (photo source)

Oct @ Taiwan

Taiwan Referendum on Same-sex marriage

The petition to support the same-sex marriage referendum has set a historical record of gathering enough petition in the shortest time ever in Taiwan and people around the globe showed support and were expecting a positive result.

 

2018-亞洲性別關注 (photo source)

Jul @ India

India scraps 12% tax on sanitary pads after protests

It's a revolutionary move on liberating female body and reproductive rights.

 

2018-亞洲性別關注 (photo source)

Jan @ China

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetrator

It's the start of #MeToo movement in China. The condemning letter had raised public attention on building a system of preventing sexual harassment in the education domain.

 
 

Nomination List

2019 Gender Impact Award Nomination list

 

 
 

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Nomination list on Best Gender Report

1

Yomiru News(JP)Tokyo Medical University 'changed female exam scores'

1

Aug @ Japan

Yomiuri News(JP)Tokyo Medical University changed female exam scores

 

Reports that one of Japan's most prestigious medical universities tampered with female applicants' entrance exam scores have sparked an outcry on social media. On 19th Sep., the university elected the first female president in its 102 years history.

(photo source)

2

MeToo——菲律賓

2

Jun @ Taiwan

There’s no #MeToo if there wasn’t a “Me”: The disappearing sexual survivors in the Philippines

 

The reporter went investigating the #MeToo movement in the Philippines. Over 20 sexual survivors, activists, and government officials were interviewed to gain a bigger picture of how the sexual violence work in the system.

(photo source)

3

穿裙子的男孩們

3

Oct @ Taiwan

The Reporter (TW)The boys who wear skirts

 

An interview project tells story about 4 different children who have different gender identity from given sex. A important and genuine report on children’s gender identities issues.

(photo source)

4

櫃爸爸走出來

4

Feb @ Taiwan

Mirror Media(TW)Fathers who came out from the closet

 

Interviews 3 fathers who have gay children came out of the closet. Stories about how the fathers adapt the changes, support their kids and the challenges they faced in the society.

(photo source)

5

鏡周刊專題:障礙者情欲故事

5

Mar @ Taiwan

Mirror Media:The love and desire stories of the physically challenged

 

Interview 3 physically challenged people of different age, gender, and sexuality. The stories unveiled that humans are the same in desiring an intimate relationship.

(photo source)

6

紐時揭露 google 公司在安卓之父因性騷離職後給他28億美金,引發全球兩萬人大罷工

6

Nov @ World

The New York Times (US)How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the “Father of Android”

 

The internet giant paid Mr. Rubin $90 million and praised him, while keeping silent about a misconduct claim. What Google did not make public was that an employee had accused Mr. Rubin of sexual misconduct. Over 20,000 employees stood up and strike globally.

(photo source)

7

中國《每日人物》透過匿名問卷,延續中國 #MeToo 的討論聲浪

7

Jan @ China

Global Investigative Journalism Network (CN) Within 24 hours, we received over 1,700 people telling their stories of sexual assualt.

 

The first and only media in China to survey publicly about people’s experience of being sexually assaulted.

(photo source)

Nomination list on Best D&I Practice

1

California state law mandates female board directors by 2019

1

Sep @ USA

California state law mandates female board directors by 2019

 

California will require publicly listed companies with headquarters in the state to have at least one woman on their boards of directors by end of 2019, under a bill signed into law.

(photo source)

2

Warner Bros. ‘inclusion rider’ could bring more diversity to video games

2

Sep @ USA

Warner Bros. “inclusion rider” could bring more diversity to video games

 

WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, became the the first major company in the entertainment industry to adopt a broad-ranging diversity and inclusion policy. The goal, according to a statement issued to the media earlier this week, is to make that policy company-wide.

(photo source)

3

Netherlands issues gender neutral passport for first time in its history

3

Oct @ Netherlands

Netherlands issues gender neutral passport for first time in its history

 

The passport gives the individual the option to put an 'X' as their gender classification

(photo source)

4

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

4

Oct @ USA

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

 

People who were born in New York City and do not identify as male or female can now opt for a third gender category of X on their birth certificates.

(photo source)

5

Iceland made Gender Pay Gaps Illegal

5

Jan @ Iceland

Iceland made Gender Pay Gaps Illegal

 

Iceland is already ranked by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as the world's most gender-equal country, and has been for the past nine years. As of the 1st of January, any company or government agency employing over 25 people needs to get government certification proving they are paying their male and women staff the same. Otherwise they face strict fines.

(photo source)
 
 
 
 

Nomination list on Best Gender Arts and Design

1

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled

1

Apr @ UK

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled

 

The suffragist campaignerMillicent Fawcett joins lineup of male figures to mark centenary of women’s suffrage in Britai

(photo source)

2

Art 2030 Takes Activist Stand Alongside United Nations in New York

2

Sep @ USA

Art 2030 Takes Activist Stand Alongside United Nations in New York

 

Art 2030 New York, a series of events coinciding with the meeting of the UN General Assembly that she plans to make an annual happening. The program included public installations and performances as well as panel discussions on issues taken up by the UN goals, among them gender equality, climate change, and education.

(photo source)

3

Period sex is perfectly normal—meet the photographer challenging the stigma

3

Sep @ USA

Period sex is perfectly normal—meet the photographer challenging the stigma

 

Los Angeles-based photographer Nolwen Cifuentes has released a powerful series showing three queer couples having sex on their periods. She speaks to PinkNews about her taboo-smashing art, and the benefits of period sex.

(photo source)

4

Art exhibition by Taiwan and Tailand artists :‘Diversity via Nature, Relegion, Genders or Art?’

4

Feb @Taiwan, Tailand

Art exhibition by Taiwan and Tailand artists :“Diversity via Nature, Relegion, Genders or Art?”

 

To support and discuss the issues of same-sex marriage, artists from Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan gathered together to give their voice through art peices.

(photo source)

5

The first statue of comfort woman in Taiwan unveiled

5

Aug @ Taiwan

The first statue of comfort woman in Taiwan unveiled

 

The statue honoring “comfort women” ; was erected in the Taiwanese city of Tainan this week, marking Taiwan’s first public monument to women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.

(photo source)
 
 
 

Nomination list on Best Gender Corporation

1

General Motors named world’s top company for gender equality

1

Oct @ USA

General Motors named world’s top company for gender equality

 

GM took top honors this year because it was the only company to have a female CEO and have an equal number of men and women on its board. The company is also one of just two other global giants that have implemented pay equality across all levels, including low-level employees and top executives. GM also offers flexible work locations and has policies in place to prevent workplace sexual violence.

(photo source)

2

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders

2

Jun @ USA

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders

 

In an effort to fund more female entrepreneurs and investors, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said it will invest $500 million worth of firm and client capital in businesses and financial products run by women.

(photo source)

3

AUO coporation of Taiwan is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time

3

Jan @ Taiwan

AUO coporation of Taiwan is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time

 

AUO enacted policy on sexual harassment policy, gender-friendly working rules, providing health care and counselations for pregnant emplyees.

(photo source)

4

Stacey Cunningham, the NYSE's first female president

4

May @ USA

Stacey Cunningham, the NYSE's first female president

 

She is the first woman to lead the New York Stock Exchange in its 226 years. Faced with falling sales and government pressure, though, she finds the attention to her gender a distraction

(photo source)

5

Starbucks achieves pay equity in the United States

5

Mar @ USA

Starbucks achieves pay equity in the United States

 

Starbucks has reached gender and race pay equity among all US employees in similar roles. It is working with women's organizations like Billie Jean King's Leadership Initiative and the National Partnership for Women & Families to help guide its efforts.

(photo source)

6

DBS Bank of Singapore is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time

6

Jan @ Singapore

DBS Bank of Singapore is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the first time

 

Female employees take up to 60% in the company, 40% in senior management and 30% in strategetic team.

(photo source)

Nomination list on Best Mass Communication

1

The first transgender movie “Tracy” screened in HongKong

1

Nov @ HongKong

The first transgender movie “Tracy” screened in HongKong

 

Tracey is an upcoming Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Jun Li in his directorial debut and starring Philip Keung as the titular protagonist, 51-year-old married man and father whose craving for feminization increases, leading him to transition from male to female both mentally and physically. Filming for Tracey began on 5 December 2017 and the film is currently in post-production.

(photo source)

2

Japan’s TV drama “Ossan's Love” tells stories on same-sex romance won the Tokyo TV Drama award

2

Apr @ Japan

Japan’s TV drama “Ossan's Love” tells stories on same-sex romance won the Tokyo TV Drama award

 

The expanded version of the 2016 TV special. Soichi Haruta is unpopular among women due to his poor social skills. However, he accidentally finds out both, his middle-aged boss, and his colleague have a crush on him. But they are men.

(photo source)

3

The Taiwan movie “Dear Ex” tell stories on same-sex romance issues won 5 awards in the Taipei film’s festival

3

Nov @ Taiwan

The Taiwan movie “Dear Ex” tell stories on same-sex romance issues won 5 awards in the Taipei film’s festival

 

When Sanlian's ex-husband passes away, she discovers he has altered his insurance policy, cutting out their son in favor of a stranger named Jay. Outraged, Sanlian decides that she and her son will confront Jay, but Jay proves equal to her scheme. However, when her son unexpectedly moves in with Jay, she is forced to reassess her relationship with them both.

(photo source)

4

L'Oréal Paris Elvive has made history by casting a hijab-wearing model in a major haircare campaign

4

Jan @ French

L'Oréal Paris Elvive has made history by casting a hijab-wearing model in a major haircare campaign

 

In the campaign, which was shot by photographer Rankin, Khan wears a pink headscarf and complementary shade on her lips. By starring in the history-making project, the influencer also hopes to correct a common misconception about Muslim women’s relationship with their hair.

(photo source)

5

The Indian movie “Pad man”

5

Feb @ India

The Indian movie “Pad man”

 

The story of an Indian metalworker who devised a low-cost method of producing sanitary pads makes a compelling biopic

(photo source)

6

The Japanese movie “the Husband of my brother”

6

Mar @Japan

The Japanese movie “the Husband of my brother”

 

The famous comic “the Husband of my brother” was screened in theatre.

(photo source)

7

The Japanese movie “Until the Rainbow Dawn”

7

Jul @ Japan

The Japanese movie “Until the Rainbow Dawn”

 

After meeting at their Deaf school in Central Japan, Hana and Ayumi become close friends, and quickly fall in love. But when Hana comes out to her parents, they throw her out of the house. Ayumi takes Hana along to a queer Deaf meetup in Tokyo, where they meet and befriend a supportive group of trans, gay and lesbian Deaf people who tell them their own personal stories. Made by a majority Deaf cast and crew, Until Rainbow Dawn is a remarkable, authentic story of queer Deaf Japanese culture.

(photo source)

8

韓劇《漢摩拉比小姐》反映司法中的性別權力議題

8

May @ Korea

TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in judicial system.

 

Korean TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in the judicial system. Also, it reminds the judges, prosecutors, and lawyers to gain more awareness of the gendered context of sexual violence to pursue real justice.

(photo source)

Nomination list on Best Gender Social Campaign

1

Time's Up (movement)

1

Jan @ USA

Time's Up (movement)

 

Time's Up is a movement against sexual harassment and was founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo. As of February 2018, it has raised $20 million for its legal defense fund, and gathered over 200 volunteer lawyers.

(photo source)

2

#WhyIDidn'tRepor (movement)

2

Sep @ USA

#WhyIDidn'tReport (movement)

 

Survivors responded with fury Friday to President Donald Trump's remarks challenging the veracity of Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The president said she would surely have reported the assault to police "immediately" if the attack was "as bad as she says." On Twitter, the hashtag "WhyIDidn'tReport" was trending, with survivors coming forward with their own reasons.

(photo source)

3

The Google Walkout

3

Nov @ World

The Google Walkout

 

20,000 workers in Google offices across 50 cities walked out protesting sexual harassment and misconduct, and demanding for an inclusive workplace culture. The higher than expected turnout, the attention on news and social media, and the backing of Google’s CEO are all encouraging signs that things will change for the better for women at Google and beyond.

(photo source)

4

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

4

Jul @ Korea

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

 

South Korea spycam protests swell as women object to illegal secretive porn. More than 40,000 women took to the streets of Seoul , as part of a monthly demonstration started in May.

(photo source)

5

Thousands of physicists sign letter condemning ‘disgraceful’ Alessandro Strumia gender talk

5

Sep @ Italy

Thousands of physicists sign letter condemning ‘disgraceful’ Alessandro Strumia gender talk

 

More than 3000 physicists have so far signed an open statement denouncing a recent talk by theoretical physicist Alessandro Strumia of the University of Pisa. The talk was given on 28 September at an inaugural CERN workshop on high-energy theory and gender in which he claimed that men, not women, face discrimination when seeking jobs in physics.

(photo source)

6

 #LetHerWork, a movement born in Brazil and now spreading all over the world

6

March @ Brazil

#LetHerWork, a movement born in Brazil and now spreading all over the world

 

In times of #MeToo, this is the first serious attempt to address the difficulties that women face when working as sport reporters. The movement’s hashtag is simple, but powerful: #DeixaElaTrabalhar (#LetHerWork). The featured characters, more than 100, work in print, radio and TV media outlets. They have all encountered the same difficulties. Fans trying to kissing them on air is one of the many problems they face. They want to work without suffering.

(photo source)

7

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetrator

7

Sep @ USA

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetrator

 

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked. Beihang University in Beijing said an investigation had established that Chen Xiaowu had sexually harassed students. The former student, Luo Xixi, shared her story on China's version of Twitter, Weibo, earlier this month. Her account went viral and was seen as China's first widely-shared #MeToo moment.

(photo source)

8

In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

8

Aug @ South Africa

In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

 

housands of women embarked on protest action on 1 August across South Africa to protest the scourge of gender-based violence. Women from all walks of life used the start of the country’s Women’s Month to demonstrate their frustration and anger at the increasing levels of gender-based violence in South Africa.

(photo source)
 
 
 

Nomination list on Asian Highlights

1

India scraps 12% tax on sanitary pads after protests

1

Jul @ India

India scraps 12% tax on sanitary pads after protests

 

Activists say this will allow more girls to go to school rather than staying home due to a lack of access to feminine hygiene products

(photo source)

2

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetrator

2

Jan @ China

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetrator

 

China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked. Beihang University in Beijing said an investigation had established that Chen Xiaowu had sexually harassed students. The former student, Luo Xixi, shared her story on China's version of Twitter, Weibo, earlier this month. Her account went viral and was seen as China's first widely-shared #MeToo moment.

(photo source)

3

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

3

Jul @ Korea

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

 

South Korea spycam protests swell as women object to illegal secretive porn. More than 40,000 women took to the streets of Seoul , as part of a monthly demonstration started in May.

(photo source)

4

#MeToo for Goo Hara: Chinese women show support for South Korean spycam porn protests after pop star ‘blackmailed’

4

Oct @ Korea

#MeToo for Goo Hara: Chinese women show support for South Korean spycam porn protests after pop star blackmailed

 

Surge in discussion online in China following latest street protests in Seoul and blackmail accusation by South Korean singer and actress Goo Hara

(photo source)

5

Taiwan Referendum on Same-sex marriage

5

Oct @ Taiwan

Taiwan Referendum on Same-sex marriage

 

The petition to support same-sex marriage referendum has set a history record of gathereing the enough petition in the shortest time in Taiwan.

(photo source)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jury

Liao Shu-wen

Taiwan Coaliton against violence

Tsai ying Zhi

Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline assocation

Wu Zi-ying

Modern Women's Foundation

Li Ying

Beijing Yuanzhong Gender Development Center

Minori Kitahara

Feminist writer

Thordis Elva

The Author of south of Forgiveness

Intel WIN

[email protected] Network

The Gender Impact List of 2018

Jan

 

1

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetratorn

1

@ China

#MeToo in China: 8 thousand of people sign letter condemning the perpetratorn

"China professor accused in #MeToo campaign is sacked. Beihang University in Beijing said an investigation had established that Chen Xiaowu had sexually harassed students. The former student, Luo Xixi, shared her story on China's version of Twitter, Weibo, earlier this month. Her account went viral and was seen as China's first widely-shared #MeToo moment."

(photo source)

2

#TimesUp

2

@ USA

Stars wear all black for supporting #TimesUp in Golden Globe Award 2018

Time's Up is a movement against sexual harassment and was founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo. As of February 2018, it has raised $20 million for its legal defense fund, and gathered over 200 volunteer lawyers.

(photo source)

3

3

Iceland Passes New Law Making It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

@ Iceland

Iceland Passes New Law Making It Illegal To Pay Men More Than Women

(photo source)

4

4

L'Oréal Paris Elvive has made history by casting a hijab-wearing model in a major haircare campaign

@ French

L'Oréal Paris Elvive has made history by casting a hijab-wearing model in a major haircare campaign

(photo source)

5

5

DBS Bank of Singapore is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

@ Singapore

DBS Bank of Singapore is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

(photo source)

6

6

AUO coporation of Taiwan is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

@ Taiwan

AUO coporation of Taiwan is included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

(photo source)

7

7

Olympic doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Gymnasts

@ USA

Olympic doctor Larry Nassar Sentenced to 175 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Gymnasts

(photo source)

Feb

 

1

‘Pad Man’ Is Leading An Important Revolution In How The Indian Culture Views Menstruation

1

@ India

‘Pad Man’ Is Leading An Important Revolution In How The Indian Culture Views Menstruation

The story of an Indian metalworker who devised a low-cost method of producing sanitary pads makes a compelling biopic

(photo source)

2

2

#MeToo:Top South Korean theatre director jailed for sexually abusing nine women

@ Korea

#MeToo:Top South Korean theatre director jailed for sexually abusing nine women

(photo source)

3

3

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Join Military Saudi Arabia

@ Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Join Military Saudi Arabia

(photo source)

4

男星布蘭登費雪揭露自己遭受性侵經驗

4

@ USA

Brendan Fraser speaks out on experiencing sexual misconduct

(photo source)

Mar

 

1

Brazil councillor Marielle Franco's death draws tens of thousands of protesters

1

@ Brazil

Brazil councillor Marielle Franco's death draws tens of thousands of protesters

Marielle Franco, who was a black lesbian female councillor, was assassinated in her car after leaving a black women’s empowerment event that she had organized. More than 20,000 people showed up in Rio de Janeiro’s Cinelandia neighborhood the night she was buried, protesting the discriminations towards LGBT and races.

(photo source)

2

2

#DeixaElaTrabalhar

@ Brazil

Brazilian Female Sports Reporters Launch #LetHerWork Movement

(photo source)

3

3

全美星巴克成功執行性別及種族薪資平等

@ USA

Starbucks achieves pay equity in the United States

(photo source)

4

4

Pakistan elects its first Dalit woman Senator

@ Pakistan

Pakistan elects its first Dalit woman Senator

(photo source)

5

5

巴基斯坦新聞台,出現第一位跨性別女主播

@ Pakistan

Pakistan TV airs first transgender anchor

(photo source)

6

6

The Japanese movie “the Husband of my brother”

@ Japan

The Japanese movie “the Husband of my brother”

(photo source)

Apr

 

1

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled

1

@ UK

First statue of a woman in British Parliament Square unveiled

The suffragist campaigner Millicent Fawcett joins lineup of male figures to mark centenary of women’s suffrage in Britain

(photo source)

2

2

Japan sumo chief apologizes after female medics was asked to leave ring

@ Japan

Japan sumo chief apologizes after female medics was asked to leave ring

(photo source)

3

3

Nobuyoshi Araki was accused of Abuse and Exploitation by Long-Time Model KaoRi

@ Japan

Nobuyoshi Araki was accused of Abuse and Exploitation by Long-Time Model KaoRi

(photo source)

4

4

Japan’s TV drama “Ossan's Love” tells stories on same-sex romance won the Tokyo TV Drama award

@ Japan

Japan’s TV drama “Ossan's Love” tells stories on same-sex romance won the Tokyo TV Drama award"

(photo source)

May

 

1

Pakistan Passes Historic Transgender Rights Bill

1

@ Pakistan

Pakistan Passes Historic Transgender Rights Bill

(photo source)

2

2

Benedict Cumberbatch urges film industry to make equal pay pledge. He said:‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it’

@ USA

Benedict Cumberbatch urges film industry to make equal pay pledge. He said:‘If she’s not paid the same as the men, I’m not doing it’

(photo source)

3

3

Cate Blanchett leads 82 Cannes female stars protest for equal pay

@ USA

Cate Blanchett leads 82 Cannes female stars protest for equal pay

(photo source)

4

4

Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

@ USA

Morgan Freeman Apologizes Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

(photo source)

5

5

Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

@ Ireland

Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

(photo source)

6

Stacey Cunningham, the NYSE's first female president

6

@ USA

Stacey Cunningham, the NYSE's first female president

She is the first woman to lead the New York Stock Exchange in its 226 years. Faced with falling sales and government pressure, though, she finds the attention to her gender a distraction

(photo source)

7

7

Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal

@ Sweden

Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal

(photo source)

8

8

Mirror Media elabotated on the sex life and desire of the Disabled.

@ Taiwan

Mirror Media elabotated on the sex life and desire of the Disabled.

(photo source)

9

9

韓劇《漢摩拉比小姐》反映司法中的性別權力議題

@ Korea

TV Drama Miss Hammurabi reflects the imbalance of gender power in judicial system.

(photo source)

Jun

 

1

New Zealand's prime minister is the first world leader on maternity leave

1

@ New Zealand

New Zealand's prime minister is the first world leader on maternity leave

(photo source)

2

2

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

@ Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia issues first driving licences to women

(photo source)

3

3

西班牙新內閣女性佔 6 成,為全球之冠

@ Spain

Spanish PM appoints 11 women and six men to new cabinet

(photo source)

4

4

Nurse uncovers sexual assaults at special needs center in eastern Taiwan

@ Taiwan

Nurse uncovers sexual assaults at special needs center in eastern Taiwan

(photo source)

5

5

Male dancer who is gender fluid wins part with English National Ballet's female ensemble

@ UK

Male dancer who is gender fluid wins part with English National Ballet's female ensemble

(photo source)

6

6

Angela Ponce becomes first transgender model to be crowned Miss Spain

@ Spain

Angela Ponce becomes first transgender model to be crowned Miss Spain

(photo source)

7

7

BBC reached equal pay deal with former China editor Carrie Gracie and she decided to donate the payout to the charity

@ China

BBC reached equal pay deal with former China editor Carrie Gracie and she decided to donate the payout to the charity

(photo source)

8

8

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders

@ USA

Goldman Sachs Pledges $500 Million for Female Founders

In an effort to fund more female entrepreneurs and investors, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said it will invest $500 million worth of firm and client capital in businesses and financial products run by women.

(photo source)

9

9

Robotics Engineer Barbie Aims To Inspire Girls To Pursue STEM Careers

@ USA

Robotics Engineer Barbie" Aims To Inspire Girls To Pursue STEM Careers

(photo source)

Jul

 

1

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

1

@ Korea

“My life is not your porn” protests in South Korea.

South Korea spycam protests swell as women object to illegal secretive porn. More than 40,000 women took to the streets of Seoul , as part of a monthly demonstration started in May.

(photo source)

2

2

Ariana Grande Lauched Feminist Song “God is a Woman

@ USA

Ariana Grande Lauched Feminist Song “God is a Woman"

(photo source)

3

3

Scarlett Johansson Quits Trans Role after LGBT Backlash and Sparked a Conversation about Dversity in Film

@ USA

Scarlett Johansson Quits Trans Role after LGBT Backlash and Sparked a Conversation about Dversity in Film

(photo source)

4

4

Chinese People  Magazine Lunched a Survey on Sexual Assault and Reiceived 1,724 Responces  in 24 Hours浪

@ China

Chinese People Magazine Lunched a Survey on Sexual Assault and Reiceived 1,724 Responces in 24 Hours

The first and only media in China to survey publicly about people’s experience of being sexually assaulted.

(photo source)

5

5

Israel's LGBT community protests for fathers' surrogacy rights

@ Israel

Israel's LGBT community protests for fathers' surrogacy rights

(photo source)

6

6

New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave

@ New Zealand

New Zealand brings in paid domestic violence leave

(photo source)

7

India scraps 12% tax on sanitary pads after more than 400,000 people signed a petition

7

@ India

India scraps 12% tax on sanitary pads after more than 400,000 people signed a petition

(photo source)

8

8

National Taiwan University Graduate Institute of Building and Planning originally to hire Chinese scholar accused of sexual misconduct, discontinue plans after students’ outrage

@ Taiwan

National Taiwan University Graduate Institute of Building and Planning originally to hire Chinese scholar accused of sexual misconduct, discontinue plans after students’ outrage

(photo source)

9

9

Ochanomizu Women’s University in Tokyo to Accept Transgender Students from 2020

@ Japan

Ochanomizu Women’s University in Tokyo to Accept Transgender Students from 2020

(photo source)

Aug

 

1

Yomiuri News Reported  'Tokyo Medical Universitychanged female exam scores'

1

@ Japan

Yomiuri News Reported 'Tokyo Medical Universitychanged female exam scores'

(photo source)

2

2

In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

@ South Africa

In South Africa, women call for #TotalShutdown of gender-based violence

Thousands of women embarked on protest action on 1 August across South Africa to protest the scourge of gender-based violence. Women from all walks of life used the start of the country’s Women’s Month to demonstrate their frustration and anger at the increasing levels of gender-based violence in South Africa.

(photo source)

3

3

財星雜誌 500 大企業,首位女同志 CEO 出爐

@ USA

Beth Ford Makes History as the First Openly Lesbian CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

(photo source)

4

4

The First Statue of Comfort Woman in Taiwan Unveiled

@ Taiwan

The First Statue of Comfort Woman in Taiwan Unveiled

The statue honoring “comfort women” was erected in the Taiwanese city of Tainan this week, marking Taiwan’s first public monument to women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII.

(photo source)

5

5

There is no perfect victim: Asia Argento was Accused of Sexual Assault

@ Italy

There is no perfect victim: Asia Argento was Accused of Sexual Assault

(photo source)

6

6

Students from 19 middle and high schools accuse teachers of sexual harassment

@ South Korea

Students from 19 middle and high schools accuse teachers of sexual harassment

(photo source)

7

7

French tennis player Alize Cornet gets violation after shirt change, sparking sexism chatter

@ USA

French tennis player Alize Cornet gets violation after shirt change, sparking sexism chatter

(photo source)

8

8

100% of UK employers publish gender pay gap data

@ UK

100% of UK employers publish gender pay gap data

(photo source)

9

9

Mirror Media Reported 'Fathers who came out from the closet.'

@ Taiwan

Mirror Media Reported 'Fathers who came out from the closet.'

Interviews 3 fathers who have gay children came out of the closet. Stories about how the fathers adapt the changes, support their kids and the challenges they faced in the society.

(photo source)

10

10

Art exhibition by Asian artists :‘Diversity via Nature, Relegion, Genders or Art?’

@Taiwan, Thailand

Art exhibition by Asian artists :‘Diversity via Nature, Relegion, Genders or Art?’

To support and discuss the issues of same-sex marriage, artists from Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan gathered together to give their voice through art peices.

(photo source)

11

11

Facebook to Eliminate More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options in Bid to Prevent Discrimination

@ USA

Facebook to Eliminate More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options in Bid to Prevent Discrimination

Facebook to Eliminate More Than 5,000 Ad Targeting Options in Bid to Prevent Discrimination

(photo source)

Sep

 

1

華納兄弟成為首家採用多元化政策的好萊塢工作室

1

@ USA

Warner Bros. Become First Major Hollywood Studio to Adopt ‘Inclusion Rider’

WarnerMedia, the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, became the the first major company in the entertainment industry to adopt a broad-ranging diversity and inclusion policy. The goal, according to a statement issued to the media earlier this week, is to make that policy company-wide.

(photo source)

2

2

Rwanda: Women to Take 67% of Parliamentary Seats

@ Rwanda

Rwanda: Women to Take 67% of Parliamentary Seats

(photo source)

3

3

To  Support Christine Blasey Ford, the hashtag WhyIDidn'tReport was Trending

@ USA

To Support Christine Blasey Ford, the hashtag "WhyIDidn'tReport" was Trending

(photo source)

4

4

California state law mandates female board directors by 2019

@ California

California state law mandates female board directors by 2019

(photo source)

5

5

India's Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.

@ India

India's Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.

(photo source)

6

6

India's Supreme Court rules adultery no longer a crime

@ India

India's Supreme Court rules adultery no longer a crime

(photo source)

7

7

Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly

@ New York

Jacinda Ardern makes history with baby Neve at UN general assembly

(photo source)

8

8

First women-only foreign minister conference held in Canada

@ Canada

First women-only foreign minister conference held in Canada

(photo source)

9

9

Tens of thousands of high school students walk out to protest out-of-date sex education curriculum

@ Canada

Tens of thousands of high school students walk out to protest out-of-date sex education curriculum

(photo source)

10

10

McDonald's Workers Strike over 'Rampant' Sexual Harassment

@ USA

McDonald's Workers Strike over 'Rampant' Sexual Harassment

Workers at McDonald’s restaurants in 10 cities nationwide walked off the job on Tuesday to demand that the company address sexual abuse and harassment, including by forming a committee comprised of workers, corporate and franchise representatives, and national women’s groups. Organizers said this was the first nationwide strike ever called specifically to protest sexual harassment.

(photo source)

11

11

Les Moonves resigns from CBS after sexual misconduct allegations

@ USA

Les Moonves resigns from CBS after sexual misconduct allegations

(photo source)

12

12

Ex-L.A. Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

@ China

《Ex-L.A. Times Beijing Bureau Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

(photo source)

13

13

First Female Anchor Co-Hosts Evening Newscast In Saudi Arabia

@ Saudi Arabia

First Female Anchor Co-Hosts Evening Newscast In Saudi Arabia

(photo source)

14

14

Period sex is perfectly normal—meet the photographer challenging the stigma

@ USA

Period sex is perfectly normal—meet the photographer challenging the stigma

(photo source)

15

15

紐約 Art 2030 展結合聯合國 2030年的性別目標

@ USA

Art 2030 Takes Activist Stand Alongside United Nations in New York

(photo source)

16

16

Wen-Hua Senior High School Allows Students to Choose Between Boy or Girl Uniforms' colors

@ Taiwan

Wen-Hua Senior High School Allows Students to Choose Between Boy or Girl Uniforms' colors

(photo source)

17

17

Principal of Elematary School wear skirts to support a  children's book about LGBTI

@ Taiwan

Principal of Elematary School wear skirts to support a children's book about LGBTI

(photo source)

18

18

Taiwan translation committee sparked a debate of chooseing the name Mrs. Curie or Maria Skłodowska

@ Taiwan

Taiwan translation committee sparked a debate of chooseing the name Mrs. Curie or Maria Skłodowska

(photo source)

19

19

Chinese gay teacher files for unfair dismissal after being outed by parent of former pupil

@ China

Chinese gay teacher files for unfair dismissal after being outed by parent of former pupil

(photo source)
 
 

Oct

1

#MeToo for Goo Hara:  More than 270,000 People Signed a Petition for Combatting Revenge Porn

1

@ Korea

#MeToo for Goo Hara: More than 270,000 People Signed a Petition for Combatting Revenge Porn

Korean star Goo Hara was threatened by his ex-boyfriend Choi with spreading her sex videos. He wrote the messages: ‘I will end your career as an entertainer.’to her. A petition was launched on the website of the presidential office and got over 270,000 signatories as people – especially women – called for more severe punishment for revenge porn.

(photo source)

2

2

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

@ New York

New York City creates gender-neutral 'X' option for birth certificates

(photo source)

3

3

Thousands of physicists sign letter condemning ‘disgraceful’ Alessandro Strumia gender talk

@ Italy

Thousands of physicists sign letter condemning ‘disgraceful’ Alessandro Strumia gender talk

(photo source)

4

4

Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the Nobel Physics Prize in 55 years

@ Sweden

Donna Strickland, the first woman to win the Nobel Physics Prize in 55 years

(photo source)

5

5

General Motors named world’s top company for gender equality

@ USA

General Motors named world’s top company for gender equality

(photo source)

6

6

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 awarded to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence

@ Norway

Nobel Peace Prize 2018 awarded to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence

(photo source)

7

7

Netherlands Issues Gender Neutral Passport for First Time in its History

@ Netherlands

Netherlands Issues Gender Neutral Passport for First Time in its History

(photo source)

8

8

日本大阪府及福岡市高中入學考決定刪除報名表性別欄

@ Japan

Osaka, Fukuoka remove gender from high school applications

(photo source)

9

9

Same-sex marriage Becomes the Fastest Petition for Referendum in Taiwan’s history.

@ Taiwan

Same-sex marriage Becomes the Fastest Petition for Referendum in Taiwan’s history.

(photo source)

10

10

Leslie Kee’s ‘Out in Taiwan’ captures the diversity of Taiwan’s LGBT+ community ahead of historic referendum

@ Taiwan

Leslie Kee’s ‘Out in Taiwan’ captures the diversity of Taiwan’s LGBT+ community ahead of historic referendum

(photo source)

11

11

The Reporter Reported ’The Boys who Wear Skirts’

@ Taiwan

The Reporter Reported ’The Boys who Wear Skirts’

(photo source)

12

12

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female president

@ Ethiopia

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia's first female president

(photo source)

13

13

The Japanese movie “Until Rainbow Dawn” about Deaf LGBTQ Group in Tokyo

@ Japan

The Japanese movie “Until Rainbow Dawn” about Deaf LGBTQ Group in Tokyo

(photo source)

Nov

 

1

Google

1

@ World

Against Workplace Sexual Misconduct — 20,000 Google Workers Walk out in Global Rolling Strike

Google employees walked out around the globe on Nov. 1 to demand an end to sexual misconduct at the multibillion-dollar technology corporation. In total, 20,000 workers demonstrated in cities in the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia. This coordinated job action was the first international protest against workplace sexual misconduct — and a show of solidarity with those who had experienced abuse. Also protested were gender pay inequity and systemic racism.

(photo source)

2

2

27 Major Companies Urge Taiwan to Legalize Marriage Equality

@ Taiwan

27 Major Companies Urge Taiwan to Legalize Marriage Equality

(photo source)

3

3

Colorado’s Jared Polis to become first openly gay governor in U.S. history

@ USA

Colorado’s Jared Polis to become first openly gay governor in U.S. history

(photo source)

4

4

‘World first’ as Scottish schools to adopt LGBTI inclusive education

@ Scotland

‘World first’ as Scottish schools to adopt LGBTI inclusive education

(photo source)

5

5

The Taiwan Movie “Dear Ex” Tell Sories on Same-Sex Romance Issues Won 5 Awards in the Taipei Film’s Festival

@ Taiwan

The Taiwan Movie “Dear Ex” Tell Sories on Same-Sex Romance Issues Won 5 Awards in the Taipei Film’s Festival

(photo source)

6

6

Taiwan's LGBT Film Bao Bao was collected by Outfest and FICGLB

@ Taiwan

Taiwan's LGBT Film "Bao Bao" was collected by Outfest and FICGLB

(photo source)

7

7

The first transgender movie “Tracy” screened in HongKong

@ HongKong

The first transgender movie “Tracy” screened in HongKong

(photo source)

8

8

Comapany Kimlan Soy Sauce laucnhed a Ad to support marriage equality before the referendum and got 300,000 views in one day

@ Taiwan

Comapany Kimlan Soy Sauce laucnhed a Ad to support marriage equality before the referendum and got 300,000 views in one day

(photo source)

9

9

Taiwan to see first-ever openly lesbian council members

@ Taiwan

Taiwan to see first-ever openly lesbian council members

(photo source)

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Project Coordinate: Audrey
Content: Sunny, Wanyun
Design Coordinate: Merci
Design : Peng JIn Chiang 
Front End:Zack Gu
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