Gunjan Rawat, a belly dancer from India
“Secret Superstar” was one of the most successful Bollywood movies of 2017. It tells the story of a young girl who has to cover her face in videos of her singing that she uploads to YouTube to avoid being recognized and punished by her father.
Date17.08.2018 | 10:41
Ahead of World Elephant Day (Aug. 12), DW spoke to Christine Das, a Malaysian contemporary artist who has dedicated her work to the protection and conservation of Bornean elephants and their habitat.
Date17.08.2018 | 9:51
TagsBornean pygmy elephant, Borneo Censervation Trust Sabah, Christine Das, Malayisa, Rhinoceros, Sumatra, Sumatran rhinos, WWF Malaysia
After a seemingly endless wait, India has finally tasted success in the field of athletics. Recently, Hima Das, an 18-year-old from the northeastern state of Assam, became the first Indian woman to win Gold at the World Junior Athletics. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) congratulated her on her success on Twitter but did not refrain from taking a jibe at her poor English.
Date22.07.2018 | 13:58
Tags#sport, Apoorva Agrawal, feminism, Hima Das, India, mansplaining, women's rights, World Junior Athletics
Mariani willingly sold her house and her beloved superbike, and she used up her personal savings for the small apes.
Date16.07.2018 | 13:53
A group of female students from Islamabad’s National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) are competing in an international student formula race with a car they’ve designed themselves.
Date14.07.2018 | 13:13
Tagsall female, Azka Athar, International Student Formula One Competition, National University of Sciences and Technology, NUST University, Pakistan, women's rights
Last week, the Tunisian capital elected Souad Abderrahim its first female mayor in the first city elections since the Arab Spring. Could her victory signify a new direction for Tunisia’s formerly Islamist Ennahda party?
Date12.07.2018 | 11:27
TagsBeji Caid Essebsi, Ennahda, Islamist, Souad Abderrahim, Tunisia, women's rights, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Sadaf Foroughiʹs debut feature film, AVA, examines the complexities of the relationship between a mother and a teenage daughter living in present day Tehran. The movie is both a fascinating character study and an examination of the damage caused by the rules governing women’s behaviour in Iranian society.
Date12.07.2018 | 8:49