Business, Finance & Economics

Most Bangladeshi garment workers are women, but their union leaders weren't. Until now.

In recent years, horrible disasters in Bangladesh's garment industry have left hundreds of garment workers dead or injured. Since then, both international clothing labels and the Bangladeshi government have promised reforms. But some of the workers have also responded by joining unions. And female workers are taking more of a leadership role in that struggle.

Arts, Culture & Media

How comedy explains what it's like to be Muslim and a woman growing up in the West

Writer and performer Nadia Manzoor is a proud Muslim and feminist — now. But as a headstrong young woman, raised in a conservative Pakistani immigrant family, her curiosity, intellect and wit were not welcomed. Being true to her stubborn and sarcastic spirit, Manzoor has used comedy to push boundaries and promote a more inclusive understanding of Islam.


She could have been a child bride like her sisters. But she became a coach instead.

Parvati Pujari is the first member of her Mumbai family to get a college degree. She's also the first of her sisters not to be married off young. And she played on India's national women's rugby team. By working with other women to coach sports in this poor part of the city, she's passing on the attributes that helped her overcome her obstacles and achieve her dream.