Gender

Hijras, a Police Crusade and an Action

Bangalore, the new global city, is 'cleaning up' and police justify their brutality saying that they are just following orders. India has reached new heights of physical and sexual abuse and arbitrary arrests of hijras. But recent events have inspired the launch of the National Campaign for Sexual Minorities' Rights.

The Survivors at Thikana Rehabilitation Home

A resilient five-year-old survivor named Babli personifies the hope that acid violence against girls and women in Bangladesh can end.

A Matter of Words

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's Bhezti causes an uproar in the Sikh community, pitting free speech against religious tolerance. But are blasphemy laws the answer?

Born Into Saving Brothel Children

Oscar-winning documentary Born into Brothels ignores local organizing efforts and instead gives us more images of white saviors.

The Case Against Unjust Laws and Social Customs in Pakistan

Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped on orders of a tribal court and then paraded naked in town. Rather than suffering in silence, she’s taking her rapists to court, challenging Pakistan’s laws, patriarchal norms, cultural practices and social taboos.

Women at the Center: War and Peace in Nepal

Women's voices must emerge as a voice of sustainable peace and the vision for the future of Nepal. From combatants to those left to rebuild the social structures at the war's end, women's roles are transforming in the country.

Inside, Outside and Everywhere In Between

"The authors in Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality resist the temptation to simplify Muslimness into one kind—whether geographically, sexually, spiritually or in terms of the many nuances of the Great Veil Debate. Instead, "Iqra" commands the book—"read" the many, the multi-faceted, and the defiant voices of Muslim women. "

Crimes of Speech

"The infamous George Allen "macaca" comment is part of a long history of offensive speech. The words, though, are only the tip of the iceberg, walking the talk is the real challenge for politicians."

Junglee Girl, Funny Boy

Novels by Ginu Kamani and Shyam Selvadurai

The Oppressed Truth

"The case of Shumail and Shahzina illustrates creative and selective judicial enforcement in Pakistan. By jailing the couple for "lying," a court fails to acknowledge the truth of Shumail's gender identity."

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