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Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny
December 02, 2021

Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny

By Brian Hioe
High-profile politician Kao Chia-yu revealed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, sparking sympathy from some and cynical political attacks from others.

Afghanistan: Where Girls’ Dreams Die Young
November 05, 2021

Afghanistan: Where Girls’ Dreams Die Young

By Mariam Fam and Noreen Nasir
Since the Taliban's return to power, Afghan girls abroad worry that the distance between their world and that of girl cousins in Afghanistan is growing in new ways.
The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment
April 16, 2021

The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment

By Grant Wyeth
Male resentment and status anxiety are globally destabilizing forces.

Why Australia Needs to Prioritize Women
April 06, 2021

Why Australia Needs to Prioritize Women

By Grant Wyeth
If we understand the state as a self-interested entity, then it is puzzling that it would not seek to neutralize issues that adversely affect half its population.

‘It Happens Every Day, to Everyone’: Street Harassment in Uzbekistan
March 17, 2021

‘It Happens Every Day, to Everyone’: Street Harassment in Uzbekistan

By Munisa Abdullaeva 
A majority of girls in Uzbekistan have experienced some form of street harassment, from catcalls to physical assault.

Australia’s Women Take to the Streets in Protest
March 16, 2021

Australia’s Women Take to the Streets in Protest

By Grant Wyeth
Sparked by a recent wave of sexual assault allegations in parliament, the protests tap into a wider push for justice and respect. 

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?
February 23, 2021

What Has the US Learned About Supporting Afghanistan’s Women?

By Catherine Putz
Firstly, the country's cultural context cannot be ignored.
America and the International Community Must Stay Focused on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
August 14, 2020

America and the International Community Must Stay Focused on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

By Fatema Jafari and John A. Lechner
Afghan women have fought hard for their rights since 2001. Peace should not come at their expense.

How to Enforce COVID-19 Emergency Measures Without Putting Women at Risk
April 30, 2020

How to Enforce COVID-19 Emergency Measures Without Putting Women at Risk

By Carla Silbert
The security forces policing Asia’s COVID-19 response measures must show greater sensitivity to women’s specific rights and needs.

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
March 23, 2020

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.

Women in Nepal Face 40 Restrictions During Periods
December 06, 2019

Women in Nepal Face 40 Restrictions During Periods

By StoriesAsia
The practice of Chhaupadi in Nepal continues to harm women's well-being, health, and freedom.
Afghan Woman Ambassador Forms Group to Help Afghan Women
November 21, 2019

Afghan Woman Ambassador Forms Group to Help Afghan Women

By Associated Press
Concern over the inclusion of women’s rights in a political solution with the Taliban prompted the move.

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