The matrilineal Mandi tribe of Bangladesh practises a custom in which daughters are married to their stepfathers, often as infants. Abigail Haworth meets the spouse-sharing women of Modhupur. Pictures by Eric Rechsteiner.
Born amid the chaos of war, Vietnamese women of a certain age learned quickly the value of hard work. Abigail Haworth meets three entrepreneurs for whom such toil has paid off handsomely. Pictures by Nana Chen.