AS a young girl, Chan May Chong loved to fiddle with electronic gadgets and computers, often taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how they worked. Later, she loved studying math and robotics, where she learnt about programming, something which she says encouraged her to think more proactively about her surroundings.
Date05.12.2018 | 9:30
TagsEducation, Kennedy Space Center, Malaysia, NASA, Rocket Man, The Universe in a Nutshell, women's rights
Kashmiri society is patriarchal and the region is marred by conflict. The people need role models who can teach them how to survive and to thrive, despite constant adversity and turbulence.
Date23.11.2018 | 13:29
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
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women’s suffrage. But there’s still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics.
Date12.11.2018 | 9:48
TagsAndrea Nahles, Angela Merkel, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany, Julia Klöckner, Ursula von der Leyen, women's rights
Driving trams, ploughing fields and manning production lines: World War I radically changed women’s role in society, as they stepped into the boots of men gone to fight for their countries. November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Date10.11.2018 | 15:30
TagsDavid Lloyd, Europe, Mata Hari, Paulo Coelho, Rene Viviani, revolution, spy, women's rights, World War I