A Pakistani mother holds a picture of her daughter showing Tasleem Solangi, killed in a rural area of Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

“Honor” killings under fire

About 5,000 women are killed each year in so-called "honor" killings around the world. These are crimes in which the victims, who are almost always...
Afghan women wearing burqa line up to vote at a polling station in Kabul on , Oct. 9. 2004.   (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Afghan women’s rights

Women's rights and opportunities have improved in Afghanistan over the past 15 years after the ouster of the Taliban. They're no longer required to...