Keyword: women's rights
The New York Times' Ellen Barry discusses her award-winning work examining why the country's women are dropping out of the labor force.
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.
Dr. Severine Caluwaerts explains why fear of bomb blasts and poor infrastructure make women's health an uphill struggle in Afghanistan.
A powerful photo exhibition helps educate the world about the plight of women in Afghanistan.
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)
An outspoken young athlete has faced down death threats and more to be able to play her sport.
"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," Chinese activist and legislator Wu Qing tells Asia Blog.