Where have all the girls gone?
It's a man's world - and becoming more so every day. Latest UN estimates show that 117 million females are missing - due to a combination of female infanticide after birth and sex selective abortion. This isn't just a demographic oddity - it's a social and global disaster.
Stories making the news this month
6 Rise of the killer robots
6 Yasuni in peril
7 Immigration untruths
7 Introducing Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
7 Fair enough?
8 Muslim activists defy state power
8 What kind of peace?
9 Digital discrimination
9 Congo Calling
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by
Simon Kneebone, and Reasons to be Cheerful..
32 Music reviews
Denfila by Donso; Places of Worship by Arve Henriksen.
33 Film reviews
Hannah Arendt, directed by Margarethe von Trotta; InRealLife, directed by Beeban Kidron.
34 Book reviews
The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox; Betrayal by Adriaan Van Dis; Pink Sari Revolution by Amana Fontanella-Khan; and Narcoland by Anabel Hernandez.
PLUS: Also out there...
The Big Story
The scandal of sex selection
10 Girls not allowed
Prenatal sex selection is an unfolding tragedy.
Vanessa Baird assesses the damage done - both personal and global.
15 The girls are back in town
How South Korea got back to normal.
16 Missing girls - THE FACTS
18 Only the best... it has to be a boy
Rajashri Dasgupta explodes a few myths about educated middle-class women in India.
20 Keeping Prerna
Daily-wage earner Kajri is defying her husband to save her daughter. She confided in Ankita Balloh.
21 Patriarchs flex their muscles
Onnik Krikorian on the anti-abortion response to Georgia's skewed sex ratios.
22 Daughters are more caring
Is China changing its mind about sex? Clarissa Sebag-
Montefiore reports from Beijing.
24 Blue Dragon to the rescue
Two Vietnamese girls are rescued from Chinese brothels. Phillip Martin accompanied them on their journey home.
Menstruation - an invisible topic; mega-greed; and what about religious minorities?
5 Letter from Botswana
If 'patriotism' means exclusion of others, Wame Molefhe wants no part of it.
26 Country Profile: Zimbabwe
36 Making Waves
Nigel Wilson meets Maha Alasil, an ordinary woman going to extraordinary lengths to help Syrian refugees in Jordan.
38 And Finally
Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traore talks to Graeme Green about being
an 'Afro-progressive' and how politics informs her music.
28 Keeping the peace
Brennan O'Connor visits Burma, where religious persecution of Muslims is being challenged by grassroots initiatives.
31 Chris Coltrane Racists, go home.
PLUS: Polyp's Big Bad World cartoon.
37 Mark Engler There's always money for war.