Director Katja Benrath has been nominated for an Oscar for her award-winning short film, “Watu Wote: All of Us.” She spoke to DW about the universal message of her film, the Me Too movement — and Hollywood’s good side.
Date31.01.2018 | 15:38
She is a five-time world champion, mother of three and member of parliament, but Indian boxer Mary Kom (34) believes that there is plenty more glory in the ring to come.
Date20.12.2017 | 12:55
TagsBFI, Boxing Federation of India, India, Madnificent Mary, Mary Kom, Muhammad Ali, women's rights, X-factor
See how women perform in jobs that are often still considered “men’s jobs” and what they have to say.
Date12.12.2017 | 16:16
“Being the only girl amongst the boys was a little tough for me as they would try to push me off track or scare me.” Mira Erda
17-year-old Mira Erda, India’s first female formula racer is racing to the top in a man’s world. WTO reporter Roma Rajpal Weiss spoke to Erda on her unusual choice of profession and her plans for the future.
Date03.11.2017 | 16:18
Amidst the grandeur of Cape Town, SA’s main tourist hotspot, lies the informal township of Khayelitsha. In stark contrast to the affluent neighboring towns in Cape Town, many people are afraid to venture here and few believe that any good can come from this community. However Baratang Miya, a self-taught software developer and the founder of the non-profit organization GirlHype, believes otherwise. Through her organization, she aims to empower women and girls with technology and entrepreneurship. She delights in finding “wealth” in a community such as Khayelitsha.
Date28.10.2017 | 15:34
TagsBaratang Miya, Cape Town, GirlHype, girls' rights, Khayelitsha, Sarona Wolter, South Africa, women's rights
German-born supermodel Claudia Schiffer stood at the pinnacle of the fashion world during modeling’s golden age. It was a chance encounter in a disco that allowed the shy German to be introduced to the world.
Date24.08.2017 | 14:26
TagsBrigitte, Claudia Schiffer, Coco Chanel, Elle, Ellen von Unwerth, Karl Lagerfeld, Paris, supermodel
Located in Marrakesh the project Pikala Bikes runs a bicycle training center for teens and young adults. There they learn how to restore, repair and maintain a wide variety of bicycles. Moreover this project offers a chance for girls and young women to develop themselves. DW spoke to Cantal Bakker, the director of Pikala Bikes.
Date16.08.2017 | 19:31
Tagsbike, biking, Cantal Bakker, Casablanca, Education, girls' rights, Marakesh, morocco, patriarchy, Pikala Bikes, Rabat, women's rights