If a picture says more than a thousand words, what do the pictures taken by women photographers in Asia say about their countries and societies?
CARMELA MENDOZA
Every year, Hindu women fast on the day of Karva Chauth to bring blessings for their husbands. What is a modern-day Indian wife's take on this?
RESTLESS MIND
More and more female babies, even adults, are being circumcised in the name of faith, despite a government ban.
IRIN Contributor
Chinese erotic art is a little known tradition because much of it was destroyed during the Mao era. asia! brings you a selection.
ZHANG ZIHAN
A look at how the Chinese standard of feminine beauty has evolved over the past 100 years.
幻影 (Translated by Staff Writer)
In immensely over-populated and predominantly Catholic Philippines, is abortion really just as simple as taking the “soul” out of the equation?
BENIGN0
A woman speaks of her most intimate companion like never before.
SANKARI (Translated by ANU ROY)
As the male ego is hurt, murder gains acceptability and is even glorified once you call it honour killing.
ANURADHA BAKSHI
The film portrayed silenced Muslim females shrouded in black, sentenced to shove one French fry at a time underneath their veil. Poor, hungry, Muzzy women.
KALSOOM LAKHANI
Up to 90% of women in Pakistan are said to be victims of domestic abuse. It seems there is a bit of barbarian in most Pakistani men, says Sehar Tariq.
SEHAR TARIQ
To simply attack opponents of the Muslim veil for being anti-Islam is doing just what the headscarfs do – obscure much what lies beneath.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Meet two young journalists of the award-winning newspaper and find out how they beat all odds, in order to pursue their dreams.
EDWIN KOO
Tradition and conflict in Nepal have vanquished community safety networks that protect women against violence, but one village is taking dramatic action.
JANNIE KWOK
Who says bigger is always better? Coming from an urban newsroom, this scribe learns a humbling lesson from Khabar Lahariya’s neo-literate, small-town journalists.
EDWIN KOO
A group of low-caste women runs Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper exposing injustices forgotten by the Indian media.
EDWIN KOO