Twenty years ago, the Beijing International Conference on Women reviewed the research and declared that raising the status of women was a linchpin for global development. Join PRI's The World as we explore how far we've come and what it means to combat gender inequality in our Across Women's Lives coverage.
This week a horrific scene shocked villagers in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Bodies of two girls, raped and murdered, hung from a mango tree. The case has sparked fresh debate about violence against women and castes in India.
In India, a low-budget movie has turned into a hit that nobody saw coming. It's called "Queen" and it's the story of a young Hindu woman whose fiancé leaves her on the eve of their wedding. Rather than let it ruin her life she sets off on a charming adventure of self-discovery.
Here’s the latest hullaballoo over women’s safety and gender violence here in India: A female politician from the western state of Maharashtra recently said that women should be careful not to invite rape.
In India, a state-run factory has stirred up controversy by launching a new product: A handgun designed specifically for women. The .32 caliber revolver weighs just over a pound, and comes in a small bejeweled case designed to fit in a purse.
Sunita Chaudhary is one of Delhi's only female auto rickshaw drivers. The World's Sonia Narang filmed a day in the life with this woman driver.