While women have basic equity with men in countries like Singapore and the United States, the battle for gender equality is not necessarily easier, said Ms Tina Tchen, a women's rights campaigner perhaps best known for her stint as a top aide to Mrs Michelle Obama when she was US First Lady .
The first-generation Chinese-American said during a recent interview with The Straits Times that in more developed countries, resistance can come from the fact that people think the job is done, given the lack of explicit discrimination in areas like education.
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