A feminist manga artist will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books.
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
The government says the center will promote social cohesion among Muslim, ethnic Arakanese and Hindu communities, while also providing development and job opportunities.
Conservative Hindu groups returned to an Indian hill temple to block women from entering for a second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal.
Indian minister M.J. Akbar described multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him as "wild and baseless.”
The 1,300 women participants have demanded equal pay, laws against gender-based violence, education in sexual and reproductive health and equal university entrance requirements.
A religious court in a Malaysian state ruled by an Islamist party has ordered the jailing and caning of a woman who pleaded guilty to offering sexual services.
Vietnam's appointment of its first female president belies a deep gender imbalance in the communist country's politics and will do little to improve women's rights, advocates say.
With many men hooked on drugs, women have become the breadwinners in Palaung villages in Mongyaw.
Thin Thin Aye, a leading 88 Generation activist who died on Monday, urged women to overcome their fears and take a more active role in politics.
Virya Myanmar gives training and opportunities to women in need, making high quality clothing in traditional fabrics for the Yangon market.
The numbers “show that more women are becoming interested in the peace process and that women have the capacity to do so,” said Mi Kun Chan Non.
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
From detention centers in Libya to porous borders in Myanmar, women and girls are increasingly being targeted and trapped by traffickers using a variety of tactics.
Nineteen Chinese citizens arrested at a beauty parlor allegedly operating as a brothel in Yangon face new charges on top of those filed under the Suppression of Prostitution Law.