An estimated 1,000 women are killed every year in Pakistan, and their murderers often go unpunished. A new national law aims to send them to prison for 25 years.
#JusticeForAsifa has taken a spiteful turn, dividing the India-administered state on religious lines as the child's assault and death is being used by right-wing hardline Hindu groups to polarize communities.
A rape is a brutal and heinous crime. But sadly in India, a rape also becomes a political issue, with the dynamics of religion, caste and misogyny shaping the public debate over the problem, says DW's Isha Bhatia.
A legislator from India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and raping a teenage girl last year. The victim alleged the ruling party protected the accused.
Pakistan has conferred the country's highest civilian award on Asma Jahangir, the human rights icon who died in February. DW talks to Pakistani women who are continuing Jahangir's legacy in a male-dominated society.
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