News in Asia: Year-End Roundup

As 2015 comes to a close, here’s a round-up of some of the biggest news stories. Read More News in Asia: Year-End Roundup

News in Asia

Hello, my fellow unicorns, kittens and poodles. We’ve been on hiatus for a bit, but now we are back thanks to our glorious editors. I hope all is well in your respective worlds. As always there are events in the world that are joyous and sad; unfortunately, this week’s edition contains a trigger warning for suicide.  Read More News in Asia

News in Asia: Women Leaders Edition

I’m writing this edition of News in Asia from the good old U.S. of A. – Denver to be exact. This week, I want to feature two prominent female leaders in Asia: Fawzia Koofi and Park Geun-hye. Fawzia Koofi is a member of Afghanistan’s Parliament and Vice-President of the National Assembly who is running for president in 2014 and Park Geun-hye was recently inaugurated as South Korea’s first female president. The pair have some things in common despite being born into widely different circumstances. Both women had fathers who were prominent leaders in their respective governments before being killed by political foes. Koofi’s father was a member of Parliament for 25 years before being killed by the Mujahideen and Park’s father was a founder of modern Korea who took power during a coup d’etat and ruled as a dictator for almost two decades before he was assassinated. It’s also worthy to note that these women are breaking through boundaries in traditionally patriarchal societies. Read More News in Asia: Women Leaders Edition