Activist Yerni Bolu improves the lives of disadvantaged women in one of Indonesia's poorest regions by teaching handicraft production from raw materials.
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Torrential downpours sparked massive floods and landslides on Sunday, with thousands of homes submerged in the two countries of Southeast Asia. Disaster officials warn that the threat isn't over yet.
Rights activists and medical experts have urged the government to take concrete actions to prevent underage marriages. Activists say poverty is one of the biggest push factors behind child marriage in Pakistan.
Over the past five decades, Bangladesh has transformed itself from being an economic "basket case" to one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Women in Kashmir's nomadic tribal communities are often married as teenagers and end up having multiple children they can't support, as their husbands forbid access to birth control.
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