Domestic sexual abuse of children is a taboo subject in Pakistan. The problem is compounded by a prevailing culture of impunity for perpetrators, activists say.
30 Dec 2017
More than 16,000 farmers have committed suicide in India's northern Punjab state over the last 16 years, a survey conducted by three national universities revealed on Saturday (December 30).
4 Nov 2017
Punjab, India - a land of burning fields. These have become yearly scenes, as farmers set fire to straw left over from their summer rice harvests, to make room for their winter crops. The practice is a major contributor to North India’s severe winter air quality issues.
24 May 2017
In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one of the world's most dangerous for women.