The single mothers of Marrakesh
Single mothers in Morocco still experience social discrimination today. They upset the traditional image of the nuclear family, although that has long since become outdated. The “Amal” project in Marrakesh supports theses mothers, who are often among the poorest members of society.
Date18.09.2018 | 11:51
Insults, violence, attacks on refugee centres. Is this the answer of an enlightened, democratic society, shaped by human and humane values? Fereshta Ludin, high school teacher and former refugee, calls us all to account.
Date10.09.2018 | 9:55
Tags#refugeeswelcome, #wirsindmehr, Afghanistan, asylum seekers, Chemnitz, Europe, Fereshta Ludin, Human rights, refugees, women's rights
As the world recently watched one of Pakistan’s most recognized faces, Imran Khan, taking oath as the nation’s 22nd prime minister, it also saw a fully shrouded lady standing next to him holding a rosary in her hand. That was Bushra Khan, Imran Khan’s wife, who is now representing Pakistani women as their first lady.
Date06.09.2018 | 8:43
TagsBegum Rana Liaqat Ali, Benazir Bhutto, Bushra Khan, Discrimination, Fatima Jinnah, Imran Khan, Pakistan, social biases
In Bangladesh around 4.5 million children are working under hazardous conditions. Some 1.7 million of them live and work in the capital, Dhaka. DW correspondent Mustafiz Mamun has captured their every day lives on film.
Date03.09.2018 | 12:54
Tagsbangladesh, chemicals, child laborrer, children's rights, Dhaka, Education, girls' rights, kamrangi Char, Labor Law, pollution, poverty
In an interview with DW, renowned novelist and social activist Arundhati Roy talks about the recent arrests of leftist intellectuals in India, accusing PM Modi’s government of “overturning” the country’s constitution.
Date03.09.2018 | 12:41
TagsArun Ferreira, Arundhati Roy, dalit, fascism, Gautam Navlakha, India, Narendra Modi, Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, women's rights
“I see no other option but to start a hunger strike from August 23. It is the only way I can express my protest against the continued pressure on my family and friends,” wrote jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in a note posted on her husband’s Facebook page.
Date28.08.2018 | 14:51
TagsBarbara Lochbihler, Evin prison, Farhad Meisami, Hassan Rouhani, Human rights, hunger strike, Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Shirin Ebadi, women's rights
Irha Parishei is a transgender woman who is currently pursuing an engineering degree at NUST University. She has taken it upon herself to challenge the many ugly stereotypes about the transgender community. She works with Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) to raise awareness and has met various politicians. She shared some of her experiences and the challenges she faces in an interview with DW.
Date22.08.2018 | 13:50
Tagsdepression, Discrimination, EFF, Irha Parishei, LGBT, LGBT rights, NGO, Saima Hyder-Zaidi, trans-people, Transgender