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5 December 2016
"The world seems better and nicer because of acts of a few brave and earnest people. My respect to Gateman Billal for his act of humanity."
2 December 2016
Why are the aspirations of young girls’ treated differently from those of young boys? Why are girls prepared for housework from an early age and boys are allowed to play?
30 November 2016
29 November 2016
28 November 2016
"In a country where women and kids are often subjected to violent crimes, this normalization of an aggressive act becomes even more problematic."
23 November 2016
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
15 November 2016
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
13 November 2016
This post by Raisa Wickrematunge originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. An edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with...
12 November 2016
In the past three months, the Jammu and Kashmir police and the Reserve Police have arrested around 7,000 people in the Kashmir Valley often at the dead of the night.
10 November 2016
"Spare a thought for all the maids, drivers, too. They also get paid their salary in Rs500 notes. Hope the Govt has massive outreach program."
9 November 2016
A worrying pattern of violence targeting Hindu communities and other minorities continues in Bangladesh.
6 November 2016
“Seeing a woman outside should be normal...It shouldn’t matter. But the fact that it does means this conversation needs to happen."
3 November 2016
"Heena Sidhu pulls out of the Asian Airgun Championships in Iran because of a compulsory hijab rule. A ridiculous rule. And, a brave stance."
28 October 2016
25 October 2016
The Sri Lankan military is investing heavily in the tourism business. The armed forces have several hotels and resorts, many restaurants and cafes, and other tourist facilities.
21 October 2016
20 October 2016
Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”
After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.
“We don’t tell our parents that we play here. They think we go to a proper ground to play. If they know...they will not let us out to play."