Jan 6, 2017

Pakistani province launches app for women to report harassment

A smartphone application enabling women to report incidents of harassment to police in Pakistan’s Punjab province went live this week as authorities step up efforts to promote women’s safety in one of the worst provinces for crimes against them. With a click of a ...

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

Jan 5, 2017

Lawsuit seeks to ban Google from U.S. government contracts

The U.S. Labor Department is trying to bar Google from doing business with the federal government unless the internet company turns over confidential information about thousands of its employees. The potential banishment is being sought in a Labor Department lawsuit filed Wednesday with the ...

Jan 3, 2017

Small startups run by women getting more loans

Loans to women aiming to start a small business are increasing in line with the Abe administration’s policy of boosting the role of women in the economy and society. The government-owned Japan Finance Corp. (JFC) made 1,282 loans for ¥3 million or less to ...

More women taking up farming in Japan

| Jan 1, 2017

More women taking up farming in Japan

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Farming in Japan is no longer a man’s business. Women are increasing their presence in Japanese agricultural communities traditionally dominated by men. Struggling with male-centered values, some women farmers have joined hands to find ways to survive and prosper after taking over their family ...