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.
Severine Caluwaerts of Médecins Sans Frontières explains why women's health is such an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.
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.
A woman sits under a tree of letters from girls around the world at a conference on women's health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 30, 2013. (Rahman Rosian/Getty Images)
The outspoken young athlete, a force for women's right to play sports, tells Asia Society, "Squash is a medium for me to make a positive change in the world."
"A purdah mentality still dogs Indian society," writes Mira Kamdar. "A woman who can be seen is seen as a woman available for violation."
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)
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