Chayn: Helping Women through Information
Hera Hussain’s social enterprise Chayn is helping women in abusive relationships or environment to find the right information and support they need to take control of their lives. This initiative got her on MIT Technology Review’s Innovators list of Under 35, 2018, Forbes 30 under 30 – Social Entrepreneurship 2018.
Date21.11.2018 | 10:43
TagsBeenish Javed, Chayn, gender, gender-based violence, Hera Hussain, Violence against women, women's rights
According to media reports, Maknun was harassed by the head of a school where she worked as a contract teacher on the island of Lombok.
Date20.11.2018 | 13:03
Iceland is often held up as the poster child of gender equality, but as Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir told DW ahead of the 2018 Women Leaders Global Forum, even her country has to keep fighting.
Date20.11.2018 | 10:18
Tags#MeToo, Ana Brnabic, Angela Merkel, Discrimination, gender equalities, Iceland, Katrin Jakobsdóttir, Koolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, pay gap, sexual assault, sexual harassment, Violence against women, women's rights, World Economic Forum
Belgium-based singer Lala Njava’s native Madagascar is facing a barrage of environmental problems threatening its unique biodiversity. She tells DW why she’s made it her mission to alert people to the dangers.
Date19.11.2018 | 13:58
Women in Africa are confronting patriarchy on the political and economic landscape and some are coming out on top. Here are nine of Africa’s most powerful women.
Date19.11.2018 | 11:04
Tagsafrica, Amina Mohammed, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Folorunsho Alakija, Isabel dos Santos, Jaynet Kabila, Kamissa Camara, Louise Mushikiwabo, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Sahle-Work Zewde, women's rights
Sonia Shehzadi lives in a conservative village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where opportunities for girls and young women to access education are limited because there is poor public transportation and they cannot ride a motor bike freely. To help her family do the daily tasks and to complete her education, Shezadi dresses like a man.
Date16.11.2018 | 15:20
TagsAfghanistan, Basha Posh, Beenish Javed, Cricket, modesty, Pakistan, patriarchy, Punjab, women's rights
In October, Salman Sufi from Pakistan won India’s prestigious Mother Teresa Award for his work on empowering women. He has been particularly active in trying to protect women from violence in Punjab, the most populated province of Pakistan. DW spoke to Sufi about his work.
Date16.11.2018 | 14:43
TagsBeenish Javed, India, Mother Theresa Award, Pakistan, Punjab, Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act, Salman Sufi, VAWC, Violence Against Women Center, Women on Wheels, women's rights