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In response to the recent gang-rape and death of two teenage girls in the state of Uttar Pradesh, activists shout slogans in front of Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on May 31, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview: 'Brave Women Made Our Work Possible,' Says WSJ South Asia Bureau Chief

"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliot Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal. more

Q & A with 'Bitter Honey' Director Robert Lemelson

Filmmaker Robert Lemelson and psychologist Livia Iskandar discuss issues raised by his documentary "Bitter Honey," a portrait of three polygamous families in Indonesia. more
Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for India's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists. more

What's Holding Asian Women Back?

Lakshmi Puri and fellow panelists cite factors impeding women's professional success in Asian countries, such as poverty and cultural traditions. more

Women of Asia at Work (Complete)

Lakshmi Puri, Deborah Gillis, Kaoriko Kuge, and Nobuko Sasae explore how women have affected Asia's workforce in the 21st century. more
Sampat Pal, leader of India's "Gulabi Gang." (Amana Fontanella-Khan)

Interview: Pink is Powerful as India's 'Gulabi Gang' Offers Hope for Oppressed Women

Dressed in a bright pink sari and armed with a bamboo stick, 55-year old Sampat Pal has become the unlikely leader of a grassroots movement for women's rights in India. more
Kabul, 2002: Switan, age ten, looks into the window of the Herat restaurant. She gazes at people eating with the hopes of getting leftovers and makes 50,000 to 70,000 Afghani ($2.50 U.S.) per day begging from foreigners. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Photos/Interview: Arresting Images Capture Afghan Women 'Between Peace and War'

A powerful photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan. more

'Girl Rising' and Post Screening Discussion

Room to Read CEO and Co-Founder Erin Ganju explained the message and the making of the documentary "Girl Rising". more
L to R: Jade Taihee Chung, Kalpana Raina, and Sheila Marcelo at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia conference in New Delhi in April 2013. (WLNA)

'Kimchi Paradigm' Offers New Insights Into Success at Asian Women Leaders Conference

At Asia Society's most recent WLNA summit, in New Delhi, participants learned how to capitalize on human variety to create teams that work effectively. more
Rather than doing her duty and having babies, the rogue Alice spends all her money on neck tattoos, convertibles, vanity plates, and YOLO ("You Only Live Once") shirts. (

'Singaporean Fairytale' Fertility Website Not So Magical for Some Critics

A website using illustrations and short poems to encourage Singaporeans to produce more babies invites scorn and mockery on the web. more