LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women declared 2017 the year of empowerment of indigenous women, which is a precondition for a more equal world.
By holding discussions on how to integrate LGBTIQ rights into Kerala’s local self-governance framework, the state government has given new hope to a community struggling for basic rights.
Do sex markers on birth certificates take away the freedom of self determination and become bases for discrimination?
Confined for years to the role of playing matchmaker and overlooked for everything else, the community today wants to step out and make more of life.
Led by transwomen, Sathrangi aims to counter stereotypes and create employment for transgender people through the sale of handicraft products.
In ‘When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife,’ Meena Kandasamy offers something for everyone – from poets who aspire to write, to men who hit their wives.
Nadia Murad had been captured and sold as a slave by ISIS, after being taken in the summer of 2014 to Mosul, ISIS’ de facto capital in Iraq.
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world’s first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women’s fight for equality.
Rapes in Bundelkhand are rampant, reflective of UP’s ineffective law enforcement and deep social prejudices. But the odd story of defiance does exist.
Recent events in Indonesia should dispel any doubt about the rising influence conservative Sunni Islamist sentiment is having on the country’s laws.
According to the court, a woman is just a vulnerable body incapable of knowing what’s best for her and what she wants.
When you embed insensitive ‘leaders’ within organisational structures that already struggle to recognise discrimination, you heighten the risk of further dispiriting those being discriminated against.
The use of volcanic rocks as a method of cooking is what some hope will take off across Africa, to help protect forests and improve the lives of women.
Justice Seth was the first woman chief justice of a high court and one of the members of the Justice Verma Committee, constituted after the December 2012 Delhi gangrape.
Psychological and linguistic research has long shown that gender plays a significant role in interruptions. In groups of one or one-on-one conversations, women are disproportionately interrupted by both men and by women.
In addition to revealing the identity of victims without permission, reporters often portray rapes in a way that suggests the victim is to blame.
As a comic hero, Wonder Woman’s antecedents reach back to the suffragettes. And a long-awaited feature film offers us a fittingly feminist story.
Although the GST reduced the tax burden on sanitary napkins, there is a need to consider why such a tax exists for what is a necessary good for many.
“I will write in the same way in which I lived through all of this: carrying myself with enormous, infinite grace.”
The first of its kind, a report by the Digital Rights Foundation has recorded the experiences of online harassment, bullying and fear faced by women in Pakistan.
A spoof paper attempting to prove the entire field of gender studies a fraud has come into the limelight. But it doesn’t really achieve its aim.
Examining how the “sexy powerful heroine” became a narrative that pervades a variety of cultures and time periods.
It is slowly but surely becoming socially acceptable to start talking about periods, a biological fact as old as womankind itself.
The ruling legalising same-sex marriage in Taiwan is proving crucial in setting an example for the acceptability of LGBT rights in Chinese culture.
It’s time to acknowledge that technology by itself is not empowering; it must be inter-linked with broader policy interventions across social sectors.
Comments like ‘little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face’ get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Will President Rouhani, who has spoken up for gender equality, give women a chance in his second term?
This task force comes after two gay men in the province of Aceh were publicly flogged and days after police raided a gay club in Jakarta
LGBT rights activists had harboured high hopes that their years of campaigning for same-sex marriage would win the court’s backing.
This is the first application of anti-homosexuality laws introduced in Banda Aceh, which has long had a reputation as Indonesia’s most conservative region.
Leo Varadkar, 38, the Dublin-born son of an Indian father and Irish mother, is expected to become Ireland’s first homosexual prime minister.
The Sahitya Akademi Award winner’s latest murder mystery thrills while engaging with perceptions of queer sexuality in India, questions of class and caste, and the lives of sex workers in Mumbai.
Female participation in sport should not depend on the number of women who write about sport. The skewed coverage owes much to the same culture that privileges a ‘pretty face’ over her knowledge of cricket.
A candid conversation on globalisation, feminism and patriarchy in South Asia with Indian social scientist, feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin.
Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Angola, influencing women’s fashion and creating business opportunity for thousands of female entrepreneurs.
Independent, powerful feminist role models or a warning to women not to overstep the mark? Witches have been many things over the years.
Uterus transplants raise several ethical concerns drawing from the health risk posed to women, especially since the surgery is not meant to treat a life threatening condition.
This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
While female newsreaders appear regularly on many Afghan channels, an entire station for women, with mainly young women, is a novelty.