Women in Afghanistan are generally not allowed to drive, but in Bamyan province, many women are going to driving schools to be less dependent on men. Life, however, is still not easy for them.
As calls for gender equality grow louder around the world, a gathering in the Icelandic capital offers a glimpse of what a matriarchy might achieve.
Being a feminist in Pakistan is a difficult task, even more so for men who support women's rights. Naeem Mirza, a rights campaigner, has been at the forefront of the feminist movement in Pakistan for over two decades.
At this year's global religion summit on Lake Constance, female delegates from Africa, Asia and the Middle East made clear women must have a greater say.
Anti-government demonstrators are rallying in Islamabad to force Prime Minister Imran Khan to step down. But the Islamist leanings of protest organizers have raised concerns about the future of pro-democracy activism.
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