The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure.
Today it is known as Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’, home to a cluster of women who have eked out independence in a society that shuns and condemns them as immoral.
Date05.01.2019 | 16:01
TagsAfghanistan, children, city of women, hill of widows, Kabul, UNDP, widows, women's rights, Zanabad
Fifteen Afghan girls founded the “Migratory Birds” — a newspaper made by refugees for refugees. For the young authors, reporting about their own lives is an act of self-empowerment.
Date04.01.2019 | 12:44
A tide of #MeToo testimonies about painful gynaecological procedures and abusive medical staff is rippling across the Balkans, where women are breaking taboos in patriarchal societies to share their traumatic hospital experiences.
Date04.01.2019 | 9:50
Tags#MeToo, anaesthesiology, Break the Silence, Croatia, Daniela Drandic, gynaecological interventions, Natural Birth NGO, RODA, women's health, women's rights
Deadly disputes over land and indigenous rights are not obvious themes for children’s books, but Indian writers are using real-life conflicts to help the next generation understand their impact on communities across the country.
Date03.01.2019 | 13:15
Tagschildren's books, children's rights, disputes over land, Education, I will save my land, India, law, Rights, Rinchin, women's rights
Sophia Flörsch’s shocking crash in November captured headlines and highlighted the role of women in motorsport. DW takes a look at women who have made an impact.
Date01.01.2019 | 14:21
TagsCarmen Jorda, Claire Williams, Danica Patrick, Ellen Lohr, Janet Guthrie, Jutta Kleinschmidt, Katja Poensgen, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Monisha Kaltenborn, professional motorsports, Sabine Kehm, Sophia Flörsch, Susie Wolff, women's rights
Stars from Buckingham Palace to Bollywood used their fame in 2018 to highlight global challenges from climate change to women’s rights.
Date31.12.2018 | 14:08
TagsAmitabh Bachchan, Cate Blanchett, David Attenborough, David Beckham, Elton John, Emma Watson, Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Millie Bobby Brown, Princess Beatrice, women's rights
Pregnant and scared, Yin hides in a house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh — one of an untold number of Cambodian surrogate mothers risking jail time for lucrative payouts from Chinese clients.
The end of China’s one-child policy has driven desperate couples too old to bring a baby to term to poorer countries in the Mekong region, where a “womb-for-rent” industry is brushing up against legal barriers. Cambodia banned commercial surrogacy in 2016 but still has brokers — and eligible young women — skirting the ban for a price.
Date30.12.2018 | 14:40
TagsCambodia, China, Down Syndrome, one-child policy, Surrogacy, surrogate mother, Thailand, women's rights