A 13-year-old girl was raped by a police officer after she came to report a gang rape carried out against her, sparking outrage across India.
Afghans deserve a democratic system, one that is localised to them.
From existing inequalities to the exacerbating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in a world where women are still considered inferior to men.
Number of rapes in the South American country increased 3.7 percent in 2021, to 56,098, a new report shows, calling for "urgent" action.
The accused has been found guilty of murdering the daughter of a distinguished diplomat in a brutal beheading case in Pakistan that sparked renewed calls for better protection of domestic violence victims.
The far-right Bharatiya Janata Party and its Hindutva ideology are becoming more deeply entrenched in the country’s south, with sinister consequences for Muslims and other minorities.
Although the Taliban denied having any hand in the disappearances, one of its top officials said they are in the process of purging "bad people" from the group.
Malik has been sworn in at a ceremony in the capital Islamabad, where she now sits on the bench alongside 16 male colleagues at Pakistan's highest court.
The Taliban has launched a series of raids on women's rights activists, forcing them to change safe houses daily to avoid arrest, according to activists.
Protesters who gathered near Kabul University to demand "equality and justice", have said they were dispersed by Taliban fighters who arrived at the scene in several vehicles.
The citizens’ draft bill, put forward by an anti-abortion organisation, would see women jailed for 5 to 25 years for abortions.
The Women’s Library and Information Centre Foundation located in Istanbul bears witness to 150 years of the women’s movement in Turkey, providing a new perspective to the country’s history.
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