Bollywood Needs A Time’s Up Movement. Here’s Why It’s Not Happening Anytime Soon.
India’s #MeToo movement has finally reached cinema — but unlike in Hollywood, the women leading the way aren't household names.
An Indian Government Minister Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Has Stepped Down From His Post
MJ Akbar has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 20 women who worked under him while he was an editor at various publications.
A Journalist Accused A Government Minister Of Harassment. Now He’s Suing Her For Defamation.
M.J. Akbar was an editor with the Asian Age at the time the alleged harassment occurred.
Indian Women Have Faced Abuse And Harassment For Years. Now They Are Naming Names.
Due process has failed Indian victims of sexual assault for years — and now they’re using social media to call out men.
Women Are Retreating From Public Life In Iraq After Several High-Profile Murders
“All women entering public life are targets,” one Iraqi activist told BuzzFeed News.
It Took 10 Years For Bollywood To Sit Up And Listen To A Sexual Assault Allegation Against One Of Its Own
Tanushree Dutta left Bollywood 10 years ago, blacklisted by the industry and traumatized by her assault. This week, she returned.
People Are Paying Tribute To An Instagram Star Shot Dead In Iraq
Tara Fares, reportedly the sixth-most followed person in Iraq, was shot dead at the wheel of her car.
This Former Porn Star Is Done Letting Men Define Her Story
But is India ready for the feminism of Sunny Leone?
India Just Decriminalized Gay Sex
India’s highest court struck down Section 377, the 157-year-old law that made gay sex illegal.
An Alleged Tinder Rape Told On Instagram Stories And The Limits Of #MeToo
She swiped right because she liked his dog. But what happened that night became a viral #MeToo story.
India Might Finally Remove A 157-Year Old Law That Criminalizes Gay Sex
India could repeal a colonial-era law that says sexual activity not involving heterosexual intercourse is "against the order of nature."
A Court Has Upheld The Death Sentences For Four Men Who Raped And Murdered A Woman In Delhi In 2012
The woman's rape on a bus and subsequent death sparked huge protests, and had a massive impact on India's attitude toward sexual violence.
An Indian Politician Is Being Viciously Harassed On Twitter Just For Doing Her Job
All Sushma Swaraj did was help a woman after she reached out to her on Twitter, but she's faced abuse online ever since.
A Backlash Against #MeToo Is Simmering In Pakistan's Entertainment Industry
Meesha Shafi has faced attacks upon her character and online threats since she accused Ali Zafar of abusing her.
This Is What It’s Like To Live With Disabilities In Iran
Authorities claim they are taking measures to improve accessibility, but there's still a long way to go, a new report jointly authored by Human Rights Watch says.
How A Bollywood Star Became The Main Target Of India's Right-Wing Trolls
Swara Bhaskar has come to expect rape and death threats. That doesn't mean she's going to stay silent.
These Women Circumnavigated The Earth But Came Back To The Same Sexist Attitudes
The crew's captain says it's now up to India to "trust their girls enough to let them be free."
A Government Database To Combat India’s Rape Culture Could Create More Problems Than It Solves
The proposed registry is the latest response to the nationwide outcry over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl.
A Senior Indian Politician Has Been Charged Over His Wife's Death In 2014
The former United Nations official and Indian minister is charged with helping his wife Sunanda Pushkar kill herself.