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.
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.