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Rula Ghani – the voice of a nation

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is delighted that the Afghan First Lady is being listened to.

Filed in: Afghanistan Politics Religion Women

Hounded and harassed – but Sharmila Seyyid isn’t giving up

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is full of admiration for the brave Sri Lankan writer.

Filed in: Sri Lanka Women

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman...

Hateful Twitter messages and death threats have had a profound effect on Kate Smurthwaite. But the comedian and political activist refuses to be silenced.

Filed in: Technology Women

‘India’s Daughter’ film reignites public anger

An unrepentant rapist’s words horrify Mari Marcel Thekaekara and her compatriots.

Filed in: Human Rights India Women

‘A woman can be whatever she likes’

Lydia James talks to Yemeni women who are taking a stand against their patriarchal society.

Filed in: Women Yemen

Cooking up improved conditions in the kitchen

Cleaner, quicker stoves will benefit women and their families in south Asia, says Lucy Stevens.

Filed in: Bangladesh India Nepal Women

Moving mountains to help mothers

Nicholas Metherall visits Indonesia to find out why so many women are missing out on the healthcare they need.

Filed in: Health Indonesia Women

Burma’s ‘transition’ leaves women's rights behind

David Baulk looks at sexual violence and development in Burma’s ethnic communities.

Filed in: Burma Politics Women

Bolivian women fight back against climate of violence

Leny Olivera reports on a community building resistance to domestic abuse and to climate change.

Filed in: Bolivia Climate Change Women

Violence in the home is not just a family affair

In search of societal change, Mari Marcel Thekaekara visits a Rotary Club to talk taboos.

Filed in: Children India Society Women

Alcohol ban causes controversy in India

Men don’t approve, but women do – and for good reason, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Politics Society Women

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