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How do you talk about gender when the words ‘simply don’t exist’ in your language?

The 28-year-old lawyer founded The G-Blog (pun intended) two years ago to spark frank conversations on everything from body image and sexuality to religion. Online discussions soon spawned offline forums, together forging a new space for debate on subjects often deemed controversial in the Muslim-majority nation.

Conflict & Justice

In a win for South Korea's #MeToo movement, government gives more jail time to harassers

On International Women’s Day in South Korea, where gender inequality is deeply entrenched, the government announced new measures to combat sexual assault in the workplace, increasing maximum prison terms and extending statutes of limitations. The initiative, a joint effort of five ministries, comes as the country continues to reel from Tuesday’s news of a prominent politician’s resignation after his secretary accused him of rape.

Conflict & Justice

What it’s like to live in the world’s toughest places for women

Rashida’s situation — and fears — are not uncommon among Rohingya women living in the overcrowded makeshift settlements in Bangladesh. Nearly 20 percent of families included at least one pregnant woman like Rashida, a late 2017 survey found (less than half of those pregnant refugees had received prenatal care). Despite efforts from the Bangladesh government, nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations, services are struggling to meet these families’ basic needs.