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.
Krishna Kumari became Pakistan's first Hindu-Dalit senator after she was elected to the upper house of parliament Saturday. In an interview with DW, Kumari talks about the plight of religious minorities in Pakistan.
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.
Nepalese have voted in a historic two-phase election for national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
For the first time since 1999, parliamentary elections will be held in Nepal on Sunday. However, the vote may not change much in the politically unstable country, says Julia Strasheim from the Helmut Schmidt Foundation.
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