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Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
October 23, 2019

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

By Sabera Azizi
Afghan women see more influence than ever, but prejudice and sexism remain barriers.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.
Why Bhutan’s ‘Blood Tax‘ Needs To Be Scrapped
December 26, 2018

Why Bhutan’s ‘Blood Tax‘ Needs To Be Scrapped

By Namgay Zam
Bhutan’s regressive taxation of women’s sanitary products needs to go.

A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death
June 01, 2018

A Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan Ends in a Young Woman's Death

By Catherine Putz
Burulai Turdaaly Kyzy was reportedly stabbed to death inside a police station by the man who had abducted her.

Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
April 24, 2018

Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?

By Priyanka Borpujari
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018

India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest

By Priyanka Borpujari
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?

Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women’s Rights
February 26, 2018

Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women’s Rights

By David Hutt
A recent UN conference scrutinized the country’s record with respect to female genital mutilation.
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
October 13, 2017

Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'

By Priyanka Borpujari
Even in India's courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.

Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
January 27, 2017

Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The first month of 2017 highlights a need for change in Indian discourse around sexual assault.

The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas
December 17, 2016

The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas

By David Hutt
The devil lies in the details.

#JusticeForJisha: How Well Has India Come to Handle Rape and Violence Against Women?
May 12, 2016

#JusticeForJisha: How Well Has India Come to Handle Rape and Violence Against Women?

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
After a brutal rape shook India in 2013, how has the country broached the issue of rape and sexual assault?
India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
May 03, 2016

India: Storming the Temple of Saturn

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Forced to abandon its tradition, a famous Indian temple opened its gates to women.

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