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A young girl in Garissa, north eastern Kenya. She is one of 120 girls staying at a sanctuary for girls at risk of female genital mutilation. (Photo: Ann Weru/IRIN/Flickr)
7 May 14
Authorities struggle to bring prosecutions for what many still view as a legitimate cultural practice.
A taxi driver in Mazar e-Sharif. (Photo: Peretz Partensky/Flickr)
10 Apr 14
Women take the wheel in Mazar e-Sharif despite conservative social attitudes.
Hamed Karzai. (Photo: Erin Kirk-Cuomo)
13 Mar 14
“Since Karzai has done nothing for women, he had nothing to say,” argues one critic.
Islamic University in Dushanbe, the only educational institution where women can wear Muslim headscarfs during classes. (Photo: Humairo Bakhtiyor)
28 Feb 14
They say their taxes are now paying clerics yet they still aren’t allowed to attend public prayer.
Police arrive in central Almaty to disperse a protest about currency devaluation. February 15, 2014. (Photo: Vladimir Tretyakov)
25 Feb 14
Anti-government rallies small, but analysts still see them as significant.
Svetlana Romanovskaya is pushing for tougher legislation on forced marriage. (Photo courtesy S. Romanovskaya)
20 Feb 14
Lawmaker says tougher methods needed to deal with “traditional” abductions.
14 Feb 14
Women’s rights activists note rise in murders and suicides in the home.