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Feminist Activists Take to the Streets in Kazakhstan
March 09, 2021

Feminist Activists Take to the Streets in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
Hundreds of activists and sympathizers took part in a march for women’s rights in Almaty. 

Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules
November 13, 2020

Police Disruption of Women’s Day March Illegal, Kyrgyz Supreme Court Rules

By Catherine Putz
Overturning the decisions of two lower courts, the Kyrgyz Supreme Court says police should not have cracked down on the March 8 protest.
Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 
March 14, 2020

Behind Pakistani Feminists’ Fight for Rights 

By Kaukab Tahir Shairani
Women in Pakistan are bearing the brunt of the country’s Islamic political ideology, in addition to its patriarchy.

Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights
March 07, 2020

Afghan and Burmese Women: Sisters in the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

By Kamal Ahmad and Farhat Popal
It is essential that the international community continue to invest in women and girls around the world.

Pakistani Women Are Ready for Another Aurat March. Is Pakistan?
March 02, 2020

Pakistani Women Are Ready for Another Aurat March. Is Pakistan?

By Tehreem Azeem
Since 2018, the march has attracted fierce criticism, especially online. But the organizers and participants are undaunted.

The Trouble With Talk of Kim Yo-Jong's 'Charm Offensive'
March 08, 2018

The Trouble With Talk of Kim Yo-Jong's 'Charm Offensive'

By Antoine Got and Danny Anderson
Media depictions of Kim Yo-Jong as a charming 'princess' reveal a larger bias against women in diplomacy.

Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact
March 07, 2017

Asia’s Rice Paper Ceiling Still Intact

By Anthony Fensom
Asian countries continue to score poorly on gender equality, to the detriment of their economies.
Asia’s Boards: Where Are The Women?
March 16, 2016

Asia’s Boards: Where Are The Women?

By Anthony Fensom
Despite progress, Asian women are yet to crack the corporate “rice-paper ceiling.” Are arbitrary quotas the answer?

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