Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men.
Many have died as a result of botched operations, while others have been left bleeding and in agony. A number of pregnant women selected for sterilisation suffered miscarriages and lost their babies.
Aung San Suu Kyi has won a landmark election, now she faces the challenge of persuading the army to withdraw from politics
There is no shortage of men looking for "company" in Kandapara slum, a labyrinth of tiny lanes - lined cheek-by-jowl with corrugated iron shacks - a few hours drive northeast of Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka.
But with rates as low as 50 taka (60 U.S. cents), the need to attract as many customers as possible is desperate - prompting a rising, yet dangerous, trend of steroid abuse among adolescent sex workers to "enhance" their appearance.
Clara Boxall interviews Leslie Knott -"It is the fear of borders and culture that have created divisions. As human beings, we all have similar needs and desires for ourselves and our families...."
Villagers from a remote district in Kashmir say that two decades after mass rape and other abuses by members of the army, justice still has not been served.
Late last year, the State Human Rights Commission directed the government to reopen the case, which international bodies say received insufficient investigation.
On March 8, 20112, WEAVE Foundation celebrated with women around the world for International Women's Day.
Over 500 refugee women, young girls, children and men were part of this historic event. They joined in solidarity with the rest women of the world in the "Join Us in the Bridge", the world's largest women's rights solidarity campaign to build peace and hope for our future...
By Anita Haidary: Young Women for Change (YWC) decided to name Afghanistan's first all-women Internet cafe “SAHAR GUL:” it is named after her to remind every woman coming to internet café to remember how powerful a woman can be.
Women like Sahar Gul are symbol of power and hope. Her name will be reminder for all Afghan women to remember that no matter what, they have the right to stand up and start their live all over again. They have the right to live even if all doors are closed to her face.
YWC members have been speaking on TV about street harassment and will be opening a women-only internet cafe in Kabul on March 8th.
Not forgetting the refugees, in Afghanistan's coldest winter for 25 years, YWC is trying to provide as much help as possible, from women’s sanitary pads, to clothing for children and to food for families...
On February 23, 2012 at around noon time a fire broke out in Umpiem Mai refugee camp leaving over 4,000 people homeless. Umpiem Mai camp is 80 km south of Mae Sod under Umphang District, Tak Province.
"Cambodian men are fuelling the flow of underage girls joining the sex trade."
Sarvina Kang, in Phnom Penh, talks about her work with Soroptomists International to halt the sex trade of young girls in Cambodia.