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Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character
Arts

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC.

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

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)
Current Affairs

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

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

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)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

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

Sampat Pal, leader of India's
Policy

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.

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

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)
Multimedia

A powerful traveling photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan. Related panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.

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

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)
Policy

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.

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

Rather than doing her duty and having babies, the rogue Alice spends all her money on neck tattoos, convertibles, vanity plates, and YOLO (
Policy

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

Could a Nobel Prize for Malala Yousafzai Inspire Pakistan to Stand Up to Extremism?

Supporters of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, displayed portraits of her at a ceremony marking
Policy

Pakistan's "Malala moment” may have passed, but there's no telling what effect a Nobel win would have on a polarized country. M. Bilal Lakhani reports from Lahore.

Photo of the Day: Raking Salt in India

Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Multimedia

Indian salt worker Walbai Ayyubbhai, 70, carries a rake at a salt pan on the eve of International Women's Day in the Santalpur region of Little Rann of Kutch, India on March 7, 2013. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Must 'Seize the Momentum' of International Women's Day

Girls attending school in Afghanistan. (Asian Development Bank/flickr)
Policy

In the fast-changing Asia-Pacific region, dramatic improvements in women's rights have taken place. But many challenges still remain.