The fashion industry has pledged net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but progress is slow, and experts say change will require flexibility and funding from big brands to create cleaner production lines.
For a country like India, crowdsourcing is an effective way to collect speech and language data, an expert says.
Some 16,000 hospitals are seen at high risk, with Southeast Asia having the highest proportion under threat, according to a report by a climate-risk data analysis company.
Many messages latch onto global and local incidents to warn Hindus that their safety could be at risk from Muslims if Modi’s BJP loses power in next year’s election.
Lebanon was the first Arab country to hold a gay Pride week – in 2017 – and was a safe haven for the LGBTQ community in the Middle East, but this is changing.
A new law, which targets transgender people amid a crackdown on LGBT rights, ‘likens any treatment, even if justified and vitally necessary, to wrongdoing’.
If the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Bill is passed, access to sexual and reproductive health services, like contraception, would increase.
Children aged 15 and under will have full access to reproductive health services without parental consent if the bill is passed.
Generative AI-based tools were used in at least 16 countries to distort information on political or social issues over the period June 2022 to May 2023, according to the annual Freedom on Net report.
‘In our last moments alive, I hope we can still receive the reparations for what we suffered.’
Climate change and extreme weather disasters can have a severe impact on mental health, such as by causing anxiety and depression – and it’s shown no better than in Bangladesh.
PM Narendra Modi’s government has opposed legalising same-sex marriage, an issue that India’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on in the coming weeks.
Women who work in the Indian film industry are outnumbered on and off set, and under-represented, and they have had enough. They are joining forces to speak out for better treatment and equal opportunities.
An Indonesian startup is committed to using green building materials in a country that is experiencing high emissions amid a construction boom.
While chatbot app developers say AI companions can combat loneliness and help real-life couples rekindle their relationships, others argue they can reinforce controlling and abusive behaviours towards women.
More professional women are enrolling in nursing and midwifery courses, fed up with being cooped up and unemployed since the Taliban seized power.
The choice of the old Darlinghurst Police Station to host Sydney’s first dedicated LGBTQ museum, Qtopia, has prompted a backlash from many in the Australian city who were maltreated there.
India’s Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that trans people should be recognised as the ‘third gender’ but prejudice and social marginalisation persists.
Extreme heat creates a ‘double burden’ for women, who are more susceptible to falling ill from heat and but also expected to care for those who are sick from heat, a report has warned.
Rights groups say as long as UK does not resolve the seasonal job recruitment issue ‘on a systemic level’, the problem will move ‘from one country to another’.
A ruling to allow same-sex couples to marry would be a huge boost to India’s US$12 billion LGBTQ wedding industry.
Nepali women are branching out from managing the nation’s community forests to local, national politics to ‘show the way for the state’.
Indian businesswomen face unequal access to capital, with female entrepreneurs who do approach potential investors more likely to be rejected.
The use of tools like ChatGPT for mental health advice has risen due to lack of resources and high costs of therapy.
Increasing numbers of women and girls are playing video games and earning money from them. However, they are often harassed, and earn significantly less than their male counterparts.
Philippine hospitals are in a critical condition as rich nations offer high salaries and residency to tempt the best nurses abroad.
The high-stakes election will decide not only who leads Turkey but also how it is governed, where its economy is headed, and the shape of its foreign policy.
Yasmeen Lari used to build glitzy hotels; now she’s designing eco-friendly homes that are low-cost, water-resistant and quicker to erect.
About 50 female judges remain in Afghanistan, in hiding after receiving multiple death threats, and another 20 are stranded in Pakistan, where they live in fear of being handed to the Taliban.
More than a decade after 1,100 garment workers died in the Rana Plaza collapse, Bangladeshi garment workers say factories are safer, but progress on better pay and conditions has been far slower.