Sundari Anitha and Ruth Pearson. Lawrence and Wishart. The events of the Grunwick strike have been extensively analysed both by contemporary journalist and trade unions, as well as by historians and political scientists. In contrast to other accounts, however, our book does not stop at the end of the strike. Instead, it takes as its endpoint a second dispute involving migrant South Asian women workers some 30 years later at Gate Gourmet. This was the Gate Gourmet dispute that erupted in , involving primarily Indian migrant workers who were employed in the preparation of in-flight food.
The solitude of female politicians in South Asia
Gender equality | UNICEF South Asia
Family Realities in The family as an institution garners much attention in the contemporary South Asian world, raising questions about its continued resilience and forms of change and adaptation. With forces of modernization, advancement of youth cultures, greater participation of women in the work force, and migration, the centrality of the family in the everyday lives and experiences of individuals is queried and piques interest. The four papers in this special issue deal with distinct aspects of realities and representations of the family in India and Bangladesh.
Challenges South Asian women face on economic empowerment
To deflect the sexist charge of being barren viragos, female politicians in the region have to deny their sexuality. All the women who have become heads of government in India have been single. It's an unwritten job requirement. Indira Gandhi, who became India's prime minister, and Nandini Satpathy, Sheila Dixit, Vasundhara Raje, Uma Bharti, Mamata Banerjee, Jayalalithaa Jayaram and Kumari Mayawati, who served terms as provincial chief ministers, were unmarried or separated or widowed at the moment of their ascension and through their time at the top. Sonia Gandhi doesn't figure in this list because she didn't actually hold political office despite being president of the Congress Party when it led a governing coalition for a decade.
The evolution and history of women in Asia coincide with the evolution and history of Asian continent itself. They also correspond with the cultures that developed within the region. Due to the patriarchal nature of traditional Armenian culture and society,  women in Armenia are often expected to be virtuous and submissive, to safeguard their virginity until marriage, and assume primarily domestic tasks. Women in Cambodia, sometimes referred to as Khmer women , are supposed to be modest, soft-spoken, "light" walkers, well-mannered,  industrious,  belong to the household, act as the family's caregivers and caretakers  and financial comptrollers,  perform as the "preserver of the home", maintain their virginity until marriage, become faithful wives,  and act as advisors and servants to their husbands. Throughout the history of Persia, Persian women presently known as women in Iran , like Persian men, used make-up, wore jewellery and coloured their body parts.