We want to show “herstory” in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for. “Herstory in East Asia” project was launched in Facing the Ocean Hackathon in Okinawa, Japan with contributors from Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Hong Kong. We realized that we have experienced similar culture repression and that we can learn from movements in other places, e.g. equality in workspace, law against sexual harrasement, right of abortion and campaigns against online hate speech. We knew too little on our neibours stories in gender equality. We wish to publish the website to the public on March 3rd –Hina Matsuri– in Japan and March 8th – International Woman Day. We want women in East Asia to know we have gone so far for the past 100 years and more can be done in the future.
A barrage of online abuse directed at a South Korean lawmaker over her choice of attire has sparked a debate in the East Asian nation, where women have long complained about sexism and a patriarchal culture.