Afghanistan: Women's ID Cards Traded Ahead of Elections
Lucrative trade risks further delegitimising electoral process.
Afghan Women Excluded From Upcoming Vote
Conservative traditions mean that most do not even have national ID cards.
Child Rape Case Shocks Afghan Province
Locals accuse government of indifference.
Female Runaways on the Rise in Afghan Province
Most cases are never reported as they are resolved by tribal elders.
Concerns Mount Over Afghan Election Security
A low turn-out risks undermining the credibility of the outcome.
Afghanistan: Voter Registration Centres Out of Reach
Locals complain of having to travel unreasonable distances for the chance to participate in upcoming polls.
Afghanistan: The Teenage Girls on Tramadol
Opioid pain medication proves popular among young female students.
Muslim Scholars Tackle Afghan Violence
Conflict deemed as un-Islamic by experts in Indonesia summit.
Afghanistan: Tributes Paid to Murdered IWPR Contributor
Killing took place on the country’s deadliest ever day for journalists.
Global Voices: Asia
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters, and Beijing ups its influence, the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.