In October, Salman Sufi from Pakistan won India’s prestigious Mother Teresa Award for his work on empowering women. He has been particularly active in trying to protect women from violence in Punjab, the most populated province of Pakistan. DW spoke to Sufi about his work.
Date16.11.2018 | 14:43
TagsBeenish Javed, India, Mother Theresa Award, Pakistan, Punjab, Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act, Salman Sufi, VAWC, Violence Against Women Center, Women on Wheels, women's rights
Maribel Ponce Hernandez joined the migrant caravan trekking through Central America to find a better life. The single mom is unflinching in her aim to reach the US, regardless of what President Donald Trump has to say.
Date13.11.2018 | 15:09
TagsAIDS, Central America, Donald Trump, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico City, migrant caravan, women's rights
In an interview with DW, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is targeting both her and Rappler news for criticizing the government and exposing the war on drugs.
Date13.11.2018 | 12:25
TagsAna P. Santos, Donald Trump, harassment, Maria Ressa, media organization, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines, press freedom, Rappler, Rodrigo Duterte, Southeast Asia, women's rights
Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.
Date13.11.2018 | 12:10
Tagsabortions, birth, Discrimination, disgrace, Myanmar, Pregnancy, sex education, single mothers, UNFPA, women's rights, Yangon
They paved the way for equal rights in Germany, were visionaries in male-dominated fields and leading feminists: Here are eight pioneers from German-speaking countries you need to know.
Date12.11.2018 | 16:37
TagsAgnes Schultheiss, Anita Augspurg, Elisabeth Selbert, Germany, Hedwig Dohm, Hedy Lamarr, Louise Dittmar, Marie Munk, Mileva Marić-Einstein, women's rights, women's suffrage
Children’s life decisions are often difficult for parents to bear and even more difficult to understand — especially when the children radicalize themselves. DW met an affected German mother.
Date12.11.2018 | 13:09
TagsArab country, children, German, ISIS, islam, Islamic State, Medizin mit Herz, mother, Quran, radicalized, Syria, 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