Poverty and social exclusion are major barriers to education in Nepal. Earlier this week, the United Nations called on the government to improve access to learning. One elderly man from a low caste is proving obstacles can be overcome.
Ahead of elections in Gujarat, Indian PM Narendra Modi's home state, attacks against "lower-caste" Dalits have increased. Could the outrage of Dalits hurt the ruling BJP party in the polls? Murali Krishnan reports.
Ginni Mahi is the newest voice of a musical genre that speaks for India's Dalit castes. With inspiration from activists and a growing fan base, she uses pop flair and social media to spread her message.
Human Rights Watch has blamed government indifference and last year's earthquake for not reducing child marriage. The Kathmandu government insists it is making progress.
Protests have escalated over the apparent suicide of a university student blamed on caste discrimination encouraged by ruling party members. Demonstrators are demanding the resignation of a senior politician.
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