Olivia Parker
Oct 10, 2018

Diversity in Asia rising, though mindsets slow to change

For a region consistently referred to as 'diverse', we still have a long way to go.

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Diverse’ is one of the most commonly used words to describe the Asia-Pacific region, encompassing the vast range of geographies, cultures, politics and paces of development here.

Workplaces in Asia-Pacific, however, have historically been relatively slow to adopt proper diversity practices that protect employees from discrimination on grounds of ethnicity, gender, physical ability or sexuality. 

As late as 2004, there were no laws about diversity in the workplace...

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