In western India, where poor farm yields have fueled early marriage to supply fields with working couples, many young women are proudly turning to police work instead.
Daw Nang Yin, wife of Mong La leader U Sai Lin, also praises State Counselor, saying she has had to worker harder than men for her achievements.
Khumalo, who has conquered five mountains worldwide, uses her expeditions to raise funds for children's education and libraries in Africa.
With prostitution officially illegal in Thailand, sex workers at Can Do Bar collectively own the bar and thus benefit from health insurance, fixed hours and time off.
At the recent World Journalists Conference, The Irrawaddy spoke to top members of the International Federation of Journalists about modern threats to journalism and press freedom.
Seven local women nominated and four nominated at event, which honors SE Asian women with notable achievement in a range of fields
The Netflix film "Period. End of Sentence." won the Oscar for best short documentary shining a spotlight on a topic rarely discussed openly in the country.
The uproar surrounding the issue has put the topic of religion, which can be highly contentious in India, squarely on the political agenda months before May’s general.
The Army chief said as international bodies emphasize promoting women’s roles, Myanmar also attaches importance to women’s empowerment and their shouldering of “important dut
Outgoing UNFPA representative looks back on her work promoting empowerment of women and youth, and helping to organize the first census in decades
The government of Myanmar must accelerate efforts to pass a comprehensive law to tackle violence against women and girls across all fourteen states and regions of Myanmar.
As the 103rd anniversary of Ludu Daw Amar’s birth was yesterday, The Irrawaddy revisits this story from October 2002 about the journalist’s life.
Reports of forced labor at a shelter sparked fresh fears that India’s anti-trafficking bill could lead to consenting sex workers being locked up and treated like victims.
Suhai Aziz Talpur's fast response and actions during the assault on the diplomatic mission have been praised for saving countless lives, turning her into an instant celebrity.
One such application aims to take the spotlight off the victim and focus on the areas where crimes are committed so action can be taken.