Samantha Adler analyzes what makes unusual forms of diplomacy effective or ineffective at reducing conflict. This is the final article in a series of five.
In the second part of a five-part series, Samantha Adler analyzes the use of basketball and classical music to strive to reduce tensions between North Korea and the United States.
Jane McClenahan writes: As it advanced through Asia in the Second World War, the Japanese Army established an estimated 2,000 ‘comfort stations’. This euphemism obscures the horror of what they really were – military brothels to service the sexual needs of the Japanese soldiers ….
“It’s time to recognize the principle that men and women really are created equal,” Professor William Easterly declared at a promotion of his new book Tyranny of Experts. Lauren Corr was there for Tutawaza.
Hundreds of thousands eek out a miserable existence as the West re-embraces Myanmar. Jane McClenahan reports.
Jane McClenahan writes: As we move into 2014, I’d like to share a few things I’m following this year. It’s a list to encourage discussion, is far from exhaustive and is shamelessly biased towards my own interests.
Legal expert on how India strengthened laws against sexual violence following an infamous rape and murder in Delhi. Richa Sadana reports.
Going home again is rarely an option for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution in India reports Barbara Borst.
Families evicted in Kolkata say several of their children are missing and may have been kidnapped by traffickers. Barbara Borst investigates.
Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India, as Barbara Borst reports.
Salena Begum, left, in a maroon sari, still works in prostitution as she saves money to launch a laundry business with Asma Bibi, right, and other women. Photo by Barbara Borst
India has been in an uproar for weeks over sexual violence against women. A report from Delhi by Barbara Borst
Vandana Jena, left, and Syeda Hameed of the Indian government’s national planning commission discuss ways to combat sex-trafficking. Photo by Barbara Borst