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Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
April 24, 2018
Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
Will more draconian punishment for rapists improve outcomes for Indian girls?
Will the Death Penalty Protect India’s Daughters From Rape?
India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
April 17, 2018
India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
What will it take for India to finally see its girls and women as human beings?
India Learns That the Smallest Coffins Are Often the Heaviest
Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women’s Rights
February 26, 2018
Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women’s Rights
A recent UN conference scrutinized the country’s record with respect to female genital mutilation.
Malaysia Still on the Wrong Path on Women’s Rights
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'
Even in India's courts, blaming the victim continues to take precedence over a woman’s consent.
Misunderstanding Consent: When Indian Courts Interpret a Woman’s 'No' as a 'Yes'
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
January 27, 2017
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
The first month of 2017 highlights a need for change in Indian discourse around sexual assault.
Time for India to Get Serious About Sexual Assault
The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas
December 17, 2016
The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas
The devil lies in the details.
The Trouble With Timor-Leste’s Gender Quotas
#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?
After a brutal rape shook India in 2013, how has the country broached the issue of rape and sexual assault?
#JusticeForJisha: How Well Has India Come to Handle Rape and Violence Against Women?
India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
May 03, 2016
India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
Forced to abandon its tradition, a famous Indian temple opened its gates to women.
India: Storming the Temple of Saturn
Papua New Guinea's Struggle With Domestic and Sexual Violence
May 02, 2016
Papua New Guinea's Struggle With Domestic and Sexual Violence
PNG has some of the highest levels of family and sexual violence in the world.
Papua New Guinea's Struggle With Domestic and Sexual Violence
Institutionalizing Women’s Rights for Afghanistan’s Future
March 23, 2016
Institutionalizing Women’s Rights for Afghanistan’s Future
The country still has much to do – but real progress is being made.
Institutionalizing Women’s Rights for Afghanistan’s Future
Cafe Sheroes: A Place for Acid Attack Victims in India
March 16, 2016
Cafe Sheroes: A Place for Acid Attack Victims in India
One Indian cafe has made it self a place of refuge and recovery for India's acid attack victims.
Cafe Sheroes: A Place for Acid Attack Victims in India
Fighting for India’s Women
December 02, 2015
Fighting for India’s Women
The Gulabi Gang fights vigorously – and sometimes violently – for the rights of India’s beleaguered women.
Fighting for India’s Women
Sorcery and Sexism in Papua New Guinea
June 02, 2015
Sorcery and Sexism in Papua New Guinea
Witchcraft killings are proving to be one of the country’s most persistent problems.
Sorcery and Sexism in Papua New Guinea
Can Pakistan's 'Burka Avenger' Score Fans in India?
April 23, 2015
Can Pakistan's 'Burka Avenger' Score Fans in India?
Pakistan’s popular cartoon superhero is coming to India. Will audiences follow?
Can Pakistan's 'Burka Avenger' Score Fans in India?
Farkhunda and the Future of Afghan Women
April 08, 2015
Farkhunda and the Future of Afghan Women
Could the brutal murder of a young woman spark lasting change in Afghanistan?
Farkhunda and the Future of Afghan Women
Afghanistan’s 'Separate but Equal' Education System
April 02, 2015
Afghanistan’s 'Separate but Equal' Education System
Despite Ashraf Ghani's pledges in the United States, Afghanistan still has a long way to go on women's rights.
Afghanistan’s 'Separate but Equal' Education System
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