The march against child marriage

Amidst recent calls to increase the marriageable age from 16 to 18, the government in Malaysia has expressed its plans to amend two laws.

20 November 2018

Criminalised victims of sexual harassment

The last few times her superior at a school in Mataram, on the Indonesian island of Lombok, called her on the telephone, the conversation turned uncomfortable after it veered to include the vulgar detail of his sexual exploits and an invitation to sexua

17 November 2018

What’s at stake for the Mekong’s fishery

Originating in the Tibetan highlands and running through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the Mekong and its tributaries provide water, food and income for 60 million people.

14 November 2018

South Sudan receives Water for Life

In efforts to restore its petroleum sector after years of conflict-driven disruption, the government of South Sudan has extended the Exploration Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA) and Transitional Agreement Extension for three blocks in September this

13 November 2018

Superbugs to 'kill millions' by 2050

Millions of people in Europe, North America and Australia will die from superbug infections unless countries prioritise fighting the growing threat posed by bacteria immune to most known drugs, experts predicted Wednesday.

11 November 2018

Indonesia's Toraja live among the dead

Martha Kande's family lived with her greying, shrivelled corpse at their home in Indonesia for seven months, as they prepared an elaborate funeral that is central to the Toraja people's centuries-old death rituals.

10 November 2018

Identifying threats to tourism

Tourism is a powerful tool for development. It represents 10 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and provides 10 percent of jobs globally. The sector is also interlinked with every other sector in the economy.

8 November 2018

Indonesia investigates Lion Air after crash

Indonesian authorities are conducting a review of the operations of Lion Air, the transport ministry said, as the search for the main wreckage and cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Boeing jet continues into a seventh day.

5 November 2018