Women in South Asia: Looking back at 2013, and ahead to 2014
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Swarna Rajagopalan takes a look at the events that shaped women's rights and gender issues in South Asia in the last year, and what changes and developments we might see in the new year.
2013 witnessed a new awareness about sexual and gender-based violence against women in South Asia, triggered by incidents that happened in 2012, such as the shooting of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai (above left), and the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old paramedical intern in Delhi. Pictures courtesy Getty Images