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· February, 2017

Stories about South Asia from February, 2017

The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast

In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

Indian Student Activist Faces Death Threats After Standing Up to Right Wing

Threats of violence, gang rape, and physical attacks are making news in India, after a 20-year-old student activist from New Delhi's Lady Shri Ram college launched the #StudentsAgainstABVP protest.

Renowned Bangladeshi Artist Shahabuddin Ahmed Completes Residency in Indian President's House

"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."

Maldivians Are Outraged Over a Rumored Deal to ‘Sell Off’ Faafu Atoll to Saudi Arabia

"Maldivians, today, are suffering the consequences of allowing political elites make decisions on our behalf without any accountability..."

These Female Skateboarders Are Blazing a Trail in India

"I wanted to make it visible that there were girls skateboarding in India, even though the numbers could be counted on one hand at the time."

Islamist Groups Demand Removal of Sculpture in Front of Supreme Court in Bangladesh

Authorities have less than a week to respond to a request that top officials and social media users alike are arguing is unreasonable.

Families in Sri Lanka Stand Up to the Soldiers Who Took Their Homes

Dozens of families in Sri Lanka have been protesting in front of an Air Force camp, demanding the return of their homes, which have been occupied since 2009.

A New Audio Uploading Tool for Crowdsourced Wiktionary Project in Odia Language

One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.

Here's What Refugees Do While They're Waiting to Get Into the US

In the midst of arguments over Trump's suspension of refugee resettlement, some needy people are still getting in.

Women in Nepal Are Taking the #RedTikaChallenge to Protest Discrimination Against Widows

"While the color #RED symbolizes the color of life and passion, widows are barred from wearing RED. This is not right. THIS IS OUR RIGHT!"

In Bangladesh, a New Online Platform to Ensure Parliamentary Accountability

"I went to the local MP's house to discuss about some issues in our neighborhood. It was 10 am and I was told that he still was asleep."

India's Open Tech Communities Work to Increase Public Knowledge of Online Privacy

Over the past year, free and open source communities in India have built a campaign to increase public understanding of online privacy issues both with online and public outreach events.

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