The notorious two-finger virginity test was outlawed in Pakistan last year, but an investigation by The Fuller Project and VICE World News showed that doctors are still subjecting rape survivors to the test with impunity.
The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India’s second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
Child trafficking is on the rise in one of the most climate vulnerable places on earth—revealing blind spots in climate policy, experts tell contributor Ritwika Mitra.
In rural India, stricken by pandemic, necessity of invention fills in for the state: Reporter’s Notebook
Decades of neglecting rural health infrastructure took its toll and by May 7, the infections and deaths in India were being reported from its villages, a “worrying” trend considering the acute shortage of healthcare providers…
Men in fishing communities were mostly expected to reap the benefits after India started investing in early weather warning systems a decade ago. But government data suggests that women got an unforeseen an economic boost…
Doctors, parents and studies are reporting a rise in such cases, with some children getting their periods as young as 8.
Reporter’s Notebook: Indoor air in India can be just as bad as the country’s toxic smog. Was I wrong to be surprised?
India’s polluted skylines regularly make international news. But it’s only now coming to light that air quality inside homes, which mainly affects women in the kitchen, can be just as bad.
by Disha Shetty
Fraudster husbands in India get married and make promises to take their new wives abroad. But once they receive a dowry, they leave the brides behind. Abused and defrauded, these women are trying to put…
As the most controversial World Cup in recent memory draws to a close, thousands of widows across South Asia are left picking up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Women typically eat less in Indian households and are often found compromising their share of food to feed others in the family exposing the growing hunger crisis.