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An Indian judge believes that rape investigations in India use archaic practices. Nepal is now “exporting” people, men and women who leave for foreign countries in the hope of finding better jobs. Women members of parliament in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are developing new programmes to empower women and Bangladesh’s women’s cricket team is making its debut against West Indies. Read on for more on women’s news.

Judge in Mumbai rape case calls test on women archaic

The judge presiding over a gang-rape case complained in a judgment released Tuesday that outdated practices were still being used in rape investigations, in defiance of reforms imposed last year to make the justice system more sensitive to victims of sexual violence. Read more in the New York Times.

Nepal, once known for farming, now exports people

Thousands of Nepalis leave behind their families to find better-paying jobs in Gulf countries. While some workers have found success abroad, others have suffered immense pain. Read more in the Washington Post.

Women MPAs design gender responsive plans

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly women lawmakers have developed programmes for political and economic empowerment of their gender for inclusion in the 2014-15 Annual Development Programme. Read more in the Dawn.

BD women debut today

Bangladesh women’s cricket team will make their debut in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 today when they take on heavyweights West Indies women’s team at the Sylhet Cricket Stadium today. Read more here.


26.03.2014 | 10:58