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A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?

February 21, 2017 | David Mansfield

A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.

The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

January 25, 2017 | Alex Bookbinder

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

As Executions Surge in Pakistan, One Group Works to Protect Death Row’s Most Vulnerable

December 14, 2016 | Samina Naz

Pakistan is putting hundreds to death, including people with mental illnesses. Shifting public opinion could change that.

Nepali and Colombian Journalists Join Forces to Protect Their Peers

November 21, 2016 | Ujir Magar

Colombia has made strides in protecting journalists from physical attacks. Now, a group of Nepali journalists is working to apply some of these methods in a different context.

Keeping the Internet Open for All in Pakistan

November 17, 2016 | Samina Naz

Internet censorship in Pakistan is reaching new heights, threatening freedom of expression and the right to privacy.

In Kazakhstan, Having a Disability Often Means Not Getting a Vote

November 16, 2016 | Parkhat Yussupjanov

Obstacles as simple as a lack of braille ballots can prevent people from exercising their right to vote.

Criminalized Condoms Force China’s Sex Workers to Make a Difficult Choice

August 30, 2016 | Marc Krupanski

A new study shows how sex workers are made more vulnerable by police seizures of condoms as evidence of illegal activity.

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 | Mehnaz Aziz

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

Indonesia Executes Several for Drug Crimes in an Ominous Sign of a Trend

July 29, 2016 | Rick Lines

From firing squads in Indonesia to vigilante killings in the Philippines, state-sanctioned violence against those in the drug trade is reaching new heights.

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