A nation that can take pride in leading women in fields including politics, education and cyber security is ranked almost the worst for gender equality. DW’s head of Urdu, Kishwar Mustafa, explores this dilemma.
Date24.04.2017 | 6:51
TagsBenazir Bhutto, chauvinism, Donald Trump, family, Kishwar Mustafa, malala, marriage, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan, women, women's rights
When I first moved from Asia to Europe – specifically to Germany – I was a European size 36. Then I discovered German bread – specifically “brötchen” – and they proved to be my undoing.
Date20.04.2017 | 14:46
Tagsbeauty, Brenda Haas, Brötchen, carbs, cellulite, Dove, gender, Germany, South Asian, women's rights
A recent spate of jaw-dropping judgments and statements by judges and lawmakers in different parts of the world somehow seem to suggest that the unmistakable distinction between rape and consensual sex can get blurry in the very domains that should stringently uphold it, namely the courtroom and parliament.
Date18.04.2017 | 15:54
TagsBrenda Haas, consent, gang rape, Italy, Mexico, no means no, rape, sex, sexual assault, sexual harassment, women's rights
In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.
Date18.04.2017 | 15:14
Tags#Bringbackourgirls, #ChibokGirls, #NeverTobeForgotten, Boko Haram, Borno state, Chibok, female suicide bombers, Human Rights Watch, Nigeria, women's rights
I think I’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s never had the jitters at a job interview. There you are facing a panel of stern HR people, your head a hodgepodge of “correct answers” to their potential general knowledge questions, your CV read, reread and proofread to perfection, your clothes striking the right balance of professionalism and comfort…
Date18.04.2017 | 14:11
Tags#sexism, Brenda Haas, job interview, kebaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malindo Air, sarong, sarung, VietJet, women's rights