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Afghanistan: Still a Man’s World?

Despite Ghani nominating three women to his cabinet, Afghanistan’s women are still not winning.

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‘I Want to Be a Miss Myanmar’

Lap dances, forced plastic surgery, and a fist full of yaba: How to make it as a teenage beauty queen in Asia’s newest boomtown.

Dispatch

Is the Pope Good for Filipina Women?

In a land of fervent believers, some say that the pope isn’t being progressive enough when it comes to the rights of women.

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The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal.

The South Asia Channel

It’s Time to Act for Afghan Women: Pass EVAW

Why Afghanistan needs to pass the Elimination of Violence Against Women bill.

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Erdogan Tells Feminist Summit That Women Aren’t Equal to Men

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan more and more resembles the drunken uncle who shows up to Thanksgiving dinner uninvited and makes everyone uncomfortable with his ...

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#BringBackOurJournalists

The sloppy, pop-humanitarian coverage of the Boko Haram cease-fire-that-wasn't isn't just bad journalism -- it's a missed opportunity.

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How Malala Can Help Defeat the Islamic State

Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.

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Tunisian Presidential Candidate Kennou Takes On the Patriarchy

Kalthoum Kennou, the only female candidate in the presidential race in Tunisia, sees her candidacy as a strong message of hope in the midst of ...

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