A case in Sri Lanka demonstrates that leaving justice in the hands of politicians cannot be countenanced.
From our correspondence.
Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, is under police investigation for alleged blasphemy after making the case on television for the law to be re-examined and for the death penalty to be removed.
A historical note.
Nicholas Shakespeare returns to the scene of a childhood trauma.
Divisive arguments and musical nostalgia.
"I gave up hope that I would ever see my wife and children again."
In the end, it was in our name.
Despite objections from Afghan society, a women's cricket team is emerging.
The Pakistani province is beset with violence.
Skirt the Issue says that mentalities, not clothes, must change.
A rite of passage.
As protesters demanding delayed elections gather in Islamabad, a warrant for the PM's arrest is issued and sceptics call foul play.
The Lawyers Association's refusal to defend the men accused of the Delhi gang rape might be one step too far.
Translating "watershed" moments into action is almost impossible in a misogynist society with an under-equipped police force.
It won’t be so easy to change the deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset that lead to the rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.
In the backwaters of India, in rural areas still governed by feudal mindsets, rapes and gang rapes continue with impunity. The candle flame wave being carried through Delhi’s foggy, winter nights is not reaching this India.
Over 1,000 members of the sect will witness the end of days from their prison cells.
If Aung San Suu Kyi dares to hope that Burma’s future can be better, then we have a duty to support her with every means at our disposal.
What kind of regime is so afraid that it imprisons a 22-year-old woman for ten years for writing a poem? We’re broadcasting Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show live from Burma, something that until recently would have been unthinkable. The poet’s name is Zin Mar Aung.
A love story based on scenery, souvenir T-shirts, watches and hope.
While politicians shy away from watering down official discrimination, the situation isn't going to improve.
How could something so bland and corporate ever compete with the muzzein-like call of the friendly chai-wallah?
Cotton farming has such narrow margins that finding cash to hold a family together can prove too much.
The threat of terror attacks in Pakistan make things difficult sometimes, but life goes on with good humour and pragmatism.
Pyongyang accused of violating UN sanctions to export missile technology to Assad.
Olivier Desbarres fired after a video of him yelling abuse at construction workers in Singapore was posted online.
The subject of periods and menstruation is even more taboo for India's girls than defecation - many have no idea what is happening when the bleeding starts.
Samira Shackle interviews Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one of the directors of the Oscar-winning documentary "Saving Face".