In India, Muslim men can divorce their wives in seconds by uttering the world "Talaq” three times. As a result, women are often left destitute and without access to their children. Now India’s top court is to decide on the legality of the practice.
Campaigners have recorded over 100 deaths in the past four years in India's textile hub in the state of Tamil Nadu. They say retailers are shirking responsibility by not asking their suppliers the really tough questions.
India is the world's most dangerous nation for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and regressive traditions, said a new study. Activists disagree with its methodology, but agree that gender crimes are up.
A proposed bill criminalizing "triple talaq" among Indian Muslims has spawned an acrimonious debate. Critics complain if it becomes law, it could be used as a tool against Muslim men and wouldn't help Muslim women.
Apart from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country in the world where divorce is illegal. Public pressure and a proposed bill in the country's parliament may change that. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
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