"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.
I want to change China from a country ruled of man and by man to a country ruled of law and by law," activist and legislator Wu Qing tells Asia Blog.
Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.
An American photographer talks about her project documenting the role of women during the 1971 Liberation War.
The deaths of two young boys who were murdered after defending their female friends, has sparked outrage in India and over the Internet. (Photo circulating through Social Media)
Asia Society President Vishakha Desai's Op-Ed in the Huffington Post.
Islamic law allows for "temporary marriages," but are they good for women?
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