Aid agencies say some of the 300 child deaths caused by floods in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, could have been prevented by raising safety awareness and teaching children to swim.
Oct 2011: By Lys Anzia:- 'Oxfam warns that women’s “hard-won gains remain fragile.” Numerous gains have begun to see reversals says Oxfam’s recent October report...'
About 150 of more than 200 girls called "Nakusa", which means "unwanted" in the local Marathi language of western Maharashtra state, will get rid of their first name for good.
Because of their first name, many girls had poor self-esteem, were embarrassed and discriminated against, with the risk that they will pass on their insecurities to their own daughters
Nearly two dozen men building a temple in this remote farming village lay down their tools at midday and walk through the dusty streets to a shed where they are joined by another group of men -- and start eating a meal cooked by a man.
Trafficking & prostitution are rampant in Nepal.
RUWON Nepal held a two-day workshop to raise awareness of the issue, in partnership with the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women - Asia Pacific.
Oct 2012: Clara Boxall interviews Noorjahan Akbar - "A lack of judicial and legal support for abused women and recent regulations on women shelters make it even harder for women to seek help and protection..."
Don't be fooled by Burma's meagre prisoner release, says Waihnin Pwint Thon.
The dictatorship is seeking legitimacy through token gestures – my father is among thousands of political prisoners still in jail
A little over 20 years ago when Kashmir was burning in insurgency and desperate security forces were trying to douse the fire, army soldiers allegedly gang-raped over 30 women at Kunan Poshpora village in Kupwara district.
Twenty years on, the villagers of Kunan Poshpora still await justice.
India introduced a cheap tablet computer Wednesday, saying it would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.
A teenage girl thought by her father to have been possessed by an ‘evil spirit’ died from suffocation during an exorcism.
Tomomi Maishigi’s father and a monk allegedly bound the girl to a chair by a belt and placed her face-up underneath a water pump for five minutes at a Buddhist church in Kumamoto, south Japan.
Wearing a visor and a protective vest over grey fatigues tucked into black military boots, former housewife S. Dishanty crawls on her hands and knees through dense bush, slowly inching forward and methodically scanning the ground.
Sept 2011: There were young girls from the remote Nepali district of Humla... living for the past nine years as orphans despite having parents back home. They were rescued from the centre...