Qandeel Baloch’s challenging time in the limelight and her tribulations leading to an unfortunate death paint a damning picture of patriarchy.
Aranya Johar’s Brown Girl’s Guide to Beauty, a spoken-word poem containing lines like “Forget snow-white/say hello to chocolate brown/I’ll write my own fairy-tale” went viral, reaching 1.5 million viewers in its first day alone.
Married at the age of 16, Laxmiben now marches and fights for Dalit women issues including access to basic healthcare services.
Chile’s Chamber of Deputies fell one vote short of passing the Senate version of a bill easing the country’s strict abortion law due to abstained votes and holidaying lawmakers.
The complainant has alleged that Rohit Tilak, a National Youth Congress leader, had sex with her after promising marriage and beat her when she tried to make him live up to that promise.
Even though practices such as “baad” and “baadal” (pertaining to child marriage) are legally prohibited since 2009, it still continues unhindered in Afghanistan today.
The Delhi high court is hearing three writ petitions that question the exception under Section 375 that allows a man to rape his wife is she is more than 15 years old.
From the Adivasi-Dalit-Bahujans who have continually refused to be integrated into mainstream Hinduism to 21st-century urban rebels, Indian women are reclaiming the nation from the RSS constructed vision of the mother.
While the courts deliver pro-women judgements around abortions, parliament has delayed passing much-needed amendments to the MTP Act.
After a Vicks ad about her and her daughter went viral, Gauri Sawant is using her new-found fame to fund her dream of an old-age home/adoption house for the trans community.
One of India’s most vocal advocates for youth rights to sexual health, Franklin Paul, has been introducing digital technologies to the rural youth.
A long-standing code for the Speaker’s Lobby where lawmakers congregate and communicate with the press and public requires women to wear dresses and blouses with sleeves
Activists report growing discrimination against queer persons parallel to the rise of the BJP-led government, which they accuse of demonising deviance and fuelling homophobia.
Tamil Dalit feminist poet Sukirtharani opens up about her childhood, her Dalit identity in poetry and the Dalit women’s resistance.
After giving birth, Catherine Carver became convinced that her baby had been swapped and that social workers were plotting to kill her. She recounts her terrifying journey into postpartum psychosis, and how she found healing in unexpected ways.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
Once a staunchly conservative nation, Malta has been steadily adopting more progressive legislation in recent years, even amidst protests.
“In our community, over 90% of people survive by begging. How can they ever afford any of these treatments?”
“Gay men don’t only live in an urban setting. Thousands are growing up in villages and towns, with no way to access information on sexuality, most of which is available only in English.”
If they are included in and made integral to policies, women could become the essential agents of change and development in Southeast Asia.
The new measure is a significant step in the deeply conservative country as physical education for women is controversial, and is widely considered immodest.
LGBTQI people’s health is consistently poorer than that of the general population.
The women who fought against exploitation and the poor families who took in their children, bringing them up on their own, were making history even if none of them appear in its annals.
“Is the heart capable of bleeding, hurting, breaking and bending out of shape for the ones it loves? So is the vagina.”
The Russian chapter in US feminism reminds us that women’s struggles to balance motherhood, domestic duties and meaningful work and their hopes for building a more just society, have a long and richly textured history.
Western Odisha’s bauxite-rich Niyamgiri mountains are the sole home of the state’s Dongria Kondh tribe, a community numbering a few thousand. The mountains, streams and forests are integrated into their lives and cultural traditions.
Socioeconomic support is essential to help families resist the temptation of extremism.
Before violently reversing the trend under new authoritarian regimes, Germany and much of Europe had hundreds of gay and lesbian cafes – this is an object lesson showing that the history of LGBTQ rights is not a record of constant progress.
The story and the character, however, have not been free of criticism and controversy.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee talks about her film Dr. Rakhmabai, the issues Indian women face today and why social progress cannot be taken for granted.
Just as Taiwan legalised same sex marriage, Mainland China shut down the country’s most iconic lesbian social media platform.
According to a new study from now until 2030, developing countries will lose trillions of dollars to the largely-outlawed practice of child marriage.
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly trans people in 2016 under the Obama administration, but the delay under Trump’s administration has worried activists.
“Before this, we used to think of the police as our safety net when mass organisations, or anyone claiming to represent the people, came to attack us.”
Trump called host Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika” and claimed that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” the last time he met her.
Perhaps it is time to amend the laws that govern social clubs across the country.
Former inmates have alleged serious violations like assault by guards, and deteriorating hygiene and living conditions, but authorities deny the claims.
India’s nominations to international institutions are not representative of gender, caste and religion. The state cannot afford to be complacent about this lack of diversity.
Actor Tannishtha Chatterjee on the age-old debate on ‘what women should wear,’ how we are conditioned to question a woman’s dressing choices and wanting to be respected for one’s femininity.