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.
Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
Activists hope video conferencing could boost convictions in trafficking cases.
A Yangon court held its first hearing in the case of 17 Chinese women arrested at a beauty parlor allegedly operating as a brothel in South Okkalapa Township.
Wan Azizah has vowed to push for greater women's rights in a country where female representation in national legislatures is among the world's lowest.
Focus turns to long-term injectable methods; local authorities consider voluntary sterilization as population surpasses 1 million.
Women are increasingly being trafficked into India's sex industry from countries outside South Asia that do not have repatriation agreements.
Daw Cho Cho has given unconditional support to her husband, the newly elected President U Win Myint, throughout his pro-democracy and political endeavors.
Girls are trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
A growing number of projects globally teach women and girls martial arts to boost their confidence, help them defend themselves and aid them to recover from abuse.
The proportion of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, contributing significantly to a global decline in child marriage.
Achieving gender equality requires a long-term commitment from all areas of society. Four Nordic diplomats share the lessons their countries have learned in this area.
Report says increased participation of women in politics could further cement peace agreements and bolster post-conflict rehabilitation.
Women hoping to serve their communities as administrators face strong societal discrimination and barriers.