"For women in villages, traditional codes of conduct can still trump the laws of the state," says Osborn Elliott Prize finalist Gordon Fairclough of the Wall Street Journal.
It's obvious the situation in Sri Lanka has improved since the end of the civil war, but the government’s loftier and more consequential promises remain unfulfilled, writes Bhavani Fonseka.
In stark black-and-white images, Gazi Nafis Ahmed takes an intimate look at Bangladesh's marginalized gay community.
Severine Caluwaerts of Médecins Sans Frontières explains why women's health is such an uphill struggle in Afghanistan. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 3.
A young socially-minded Bangladeshi photographer turns his lens on his country's garment factories and the workers who brave hazardous conditions in them to scrape together a living.
Photographer Jacques Maudy, who has photographed the heritage buildings of Yangon, Myanmar, recently crossed the border into Thailand to document the hardscrabble lives of Burmese refugees there.
Asia Society recently hosted a phone briefing on human trafficking for its corporate members with experts from the law firm Arnold and Porter. Click the link to listen to the discussion.
A critical question confronts Thailand, Sri Lanka and other Asian nations: Is lasting peace possible in the absence of justice?
A wage increase in Jakarta this week doesn't go far enough in settling labor disputes that are roiling the country's manufacturing sector, says Associate Fellow Michael Buehler.
Asia Society Asia 21 fellow Wenchi Yu argues that formerly-suppressed women's border NGOs should not be excluded from reform in Myanmar.
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