These women carry loads of 100-200 lbs for the chance to earn $5 per day.
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.
A young girl from Afghanistan escaped being forced into marrying a man when she was 14 years old — by writing a rap song about it. The young rapper is now living and going to school in the US, and she’s still making music about social justice in Afghanistan.
Nam has a dream to open her own produce store someday. But it will take her at least four more years in Thailand's sex industry to make it happen. Here's why.
Most of those Nepalis affected by the earthquake in April were women who have had to deal with the disaster on their own. Journalist Purvi Thacker happened to be in Nepal last month when the earthquake hit. She describes meeting women faced with the reality of providing aid on the ground and dealing with their own destroyed homes and lives.
Many young Muslim women, here in the US and abroad, are growing up in a world that’s very different from that of their parents. The Internet and social media have given them access to resources and ideas that would have been out of reach a generation ago. For example, back in January, the US's first all-women’s mosque opened in Los Angeles, providing modern Muslim women with new ways to express their religion.
Being oceans away from mom is always tough. On Mother’s Day, the feeling blooms.
How do you thank someone who's given you everything? Indian-American writer Deepak Singh says you don't do it by sending your mom a Mother's Day card.
Not at home in the town that was the backdrop for the movie "Groundhog Day," she found solace in online gaming
Nigeria's military has secured the release of hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram. Many of those rescued are pregnant.