The number of women in higher education surpasses men at undergraduate level in many South Asian countries, but where are the women leaders? Photo at Fatima Jinnah Women University by U.S. Embassy Pakistan under Creative Commons licence.
'There is a general misconception that in South Asia it's a scenario of disasters, whether it's human disasters or natural disasters.' - Pragna Patel
In this third part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Pragna Patel, founding member of Women Against Fundamentalism and Southall Black Sisters (SBS), talks about the wisdom South Asia can share with the UK on developing an egalitarian society.
'The UK in general is able to embrace people from various ethnicities' – Rahul Kansal
In this second part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Rahul Kansal, President of The Times of India, explains why he believes South Asia could be stronger as a region and how young South Asians are better placed to cultivate relations with the UK.
'The South Asian diaspora in the UK very often have an image of the country they’ve left behind that is frozen at the time when they left it.' – Naila Kabeer
In this part of our series of brief interviews on the UK-South Asia relationship, Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at the London School of Economics, speaks about the South Asian diaspora in the UK and what form the relationship between the UK and South Asia should take.
Women and girls in Bangladesh are largely excluded from taking part in the digital sphere. Photo by The Advocacy Project / Creative Commons licence.
Life-long discrimination, subjugation and dependence prevent a large part of rural Bangladeshi girls from receiving an education and contributing to society as equals, but a combination of policy and non-governmental initiatives is helping to improve their situation. The British Council's Alexandra Tyers explains.