women's rights

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The Philippines Is Deploying 'Really Pretty' Female Officers to Distract Drivers from Traffic

Here’s why the sexism is not that surprising.
Natashya Gutierrez

Live-In Relationships Go Against Women’s Rights, India's Rajasthan Human Rights Commission Says

Their new campaign is trying to keep women away from such “animalistic lives” in which they are like “concubines."
Shamani Joshi

How Two Sisters Pulled Off a Daring Escape From Saudi Arabia

“I know that Saudi Arabia will try to send us back, 100%.”
Gianna Toboni
Ana Sebescen

How Posting Nudes on Twitter Is Helping Filipino Women Become More Sex Positive

The “alterverse” is a community on Twitter marked by sexually explicit content. It allows Filipino women to break free from the conservatism of Philippine society.
Fruhlein Chrys Econar
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India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
Pallavi Pundir
women's rights

In Indonesia, Ride-Hailing Apps Fail to Adequately Address Sexual Abuse

As sexual abuse cases against women commuters rise, ride-hailing companies are criticised for their inaction.
Rani Rahayu
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It Will Soon Be Illegal to Get Paid as a Surrogate Mother in India

The proposed bill says surrogacy will only involve Indian couples, and will be done by a ‘close relative’, with no money involved.
Pallavi Pundir
women's rights

Alarming Report Finds Not a Single Girl Born in 132 Indian Villages Since April

"We have discovered that out of a total of 216 deliveries, not a single girl child has been born in 132 villages, which is suspicious and has highlighted female foeticide."
Pallavi Pundir

In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife

As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
Adi Renaldi

This American-Pakistani Photographer is Putting South Asian Identity Under the Spotlight

The 21-year-old photographer depicts the beauty to be found in South Asian culture.
Meera Navlakha

An Islamic Body in Indonesia Forbids Women From Playing Football

The U.S. Women’s National Football team just capped off an inspiring World Cup victory, but in Indonesia, one city is forbidding women from playing the game.
Adi Renaldi
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I Self-Induced An Illegal Abortion With Pills I Bought Online

In Indonesia, abortion is illegal in most cases. So when young women like me get pregnant but are not ready to have a child, we are forced to seek out dangerous self-administered alternatives.