‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women
It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.
She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.
Date15.01.2019 | 13:30
TagsArab, BabyFist, fashion, Gaza, harassment, Hassan Shehada, Instagram, Israel, Not your habibti, Palestina, taboo, women's rights, Yasmeen Mjalli
Revolutionary socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were executed 100 years ago in Berlin. In the ensuing century, Luxemburg has become a cult figure for the left — and for feminists, artists and pacifists.
Date15.01.2019 | 11:16
TagsBertolt Brecht, freedom, Germany, Karl Liebknecht, Marxist, Nazi, Rosa Luxemburg, Social Democratic Party, socialist
“Mary” was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who had been washing clothes in a stream near their home in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, got home to find her child lying on the ground distraught, her legs and dress stained with blood.
Date14.01.2019 | 14:35
Tagschild rape, Freetown, gang rape, girls' rights, law, rape, sexual assault, Sexual offence, Sierra Leone, women's rights
In many countries women are excluded from religious rituals and banished from their homes while they are on their periods.
Date12.01.2019 | 21:02
Tagschhaupadi, Europa, Hinduism, India, Israel, menstruation, nepal, period, period pain, South America, tampon sex, Uganda, women's rights
The #MeToo movement helped sweep Democrats to victory in November’s midterms, but some of the party’s leading lights, including potential 2020 candidates, face scrutiny from the women’s anti-harassment drive that brought men to account for sexist behavior.
Date12.01.2019 | 14:51
Tags#MeToo, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Me Too, USA, women's rights
Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights. A beautiful painting on a big black canvas. It was always my childhood dream to come here to observe this astronomical activity and so I decided to begin my solo trip in Tromsøya, one of Norway’s many thousand islands.
Date11.01.2019 | 14:57
Nargis Hazara, a young girl who belongs to the persecuted Hazara community in Pakistan’s conservative province of Balochistan, won a Bronze Medal in Karate at the Asian Games that were held in Jakarta last year. She was the first ever Pakistani athlete to win this title. She shared her experiences with DW in an exclusive interview.
Date09.01.2019 | 14:37
TagsAsian Games, female athlete, Hazara, karate, Nargis Hazara, Pakistan, quetta, self defence, women's rights