A Muslim bride waits to take vows that could be instantly broken via SMS.
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India's Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish "triple talaq", a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.
Lipstick Under My Burkha challenges India’s patriarchal society as well as the film industry’s bias against women.
Alankrita Srivastava's feminist film has Indian censors in a tizzy.
Deize Tigrona at the 2016 Back2Black music festival.
By singing frankly about sex and life on the streets, the pioneering women of Rio de Janeiro's funk scene are redefining what feminism sounds like.
Wonder Woman embodies the male fantasy of warrior women.
Pop culture has always found something sexy about female fighters, who feature in everything from Sumerian hymns and Greek mythology to the new Wonder Woman film.
Truong Tan’s catalogue for his first solo exhibition in 1994 documents his tentative exploration of performance art and frequent use of ropes.
Photo by Truong Tan used with permission.
LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Churches in the global South, especially Africa are growing.
The particular brand of masculinity promoted by Africa's influential male church leaders tends to devalue women, re-inscribe male domination.
Protesters post a hashtag to social media together to make it trend as they denounce policies of President Donald Trump at the Not My President’s Day Rally in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2017.
Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
Mexico is in the midst of a public debate on gay marriage that has focused on ‘traditional family values’.
A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
All papacies are political, and Pope Francis’s is no exception.
The Pope hasn't actually opened the door for married priests. But in rethinking celibacy, he has shown his mastery of the art of containing people without actually making big changes to the Church.
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Objections from certain sectors of Malaysian society to the film neatly illustrates both the fear and lack of understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.
An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity at a pride parade in Boston.
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Only by listening to local LGBT activists in hostile environments can the West stand up for human rights worldwide.
Debates about religion trigger strong emotional feelings especially on social media.
What research says about why debates about faith get so heated online.
A student performs yoga during World Yoga Day in Srinagar.
India has a Minister for Yoga and released an official song on International Yoga Day. But as the downward-facing dog (and other poses) sweep the West, identifying yoga as 'Indian' may increasingly be an uphill battle.
From 'power poses' to yoga poses, varying claims have been made about their effects on our health and happiness. But why do they work at all?
Police commandos from India’s northern state of Punjab take part in a laughter exercise during a yoga session.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.
The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.
Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion.
One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt.
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A view of Tehran, with its mix of traditional and modern design.
Without protection, Iran's spectacular American- and Italian-designed mid-century structures will be reduced to dust, beams and concrete blocks.
The book provides an account of Primo Levi’s survival in Auschwitz.
The imperative issued by Levi’s text is not that one should persist in seeing the human in the inhuman. It is more like its opposite: that one bear must witness to the inhuman in the human.
Mental illness among university students has become a common problem across the globe.
Many students suffer from mental illness but universities have limited support services.