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.
As India celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence from British rule, many of the tasks the nation's founding fathers set for the leadership and people remain unfulfilled, says DW correspondent Kuldeep Kumar.
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.
Despite huge strides in human development across the globe, many groups have been left behind, according to the UN's 2016 Human Development Report. DW speaks to lead author Selim Jahan about the biggest challenges.
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