An estimated 1,000 women are killed every year in Pakistan, and their murderers often go unpunished. A new national law aims to send them to prison for 25 years.
In an interview with DW, Mukhtaran Mai, a 2002 gang rape survivor, said that her struggle for justice is not only for her but for all Pakistani women. She is appealing a court decision that acquitted the rapists.
Mashal Khan, a student in Pakistan, was accused of blasphemy and killed by a mob in 2017. Now, the trial to convict his killers has raised questions about whether legal punishments will help prevent future hate crimes.
Although women have held powerful government positions in India, their political participation in the country has largely been curtailed by a male-dominated system. Will the ongoing general election bring about a change?
The trial of 11 women's rights activists in Riyadh has drawn sharp criticism from Western countries. Some of the women have said they were tortured and sexually abused during interrogation.
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