Search Results for Tag: Human rights
“Ala kachuu” is Kyrgyz and translates as “Grab her and run”. What sounds like an entertaining popular sport is actually the widespread practice of kidnapping women and forcing them into marriage. With her initiative “Ala kachuu is not cool!” Kyrgyz Svetlana Dzardanova is taking a stand against the alleged custom.
Date24.08.2018 | 14:37
TagsAla kachuu, bride abduction, Human rights, Kazakhstan, kidnapping, Kyrgyzstan, rape, social norm, women's rights
After years of living under house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally set free by the Chinese government. She has now left China, leaving behind a painful history.
Date10.07.2018 | 20:03
TagsAmnesty International, Charter 08, China, Human rights, Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize, women's rights
By day, Waseem sells cell phone accessories. By night, he is a female party dancer. But being a cross-dresser in Pakistan is not without risks. AP Photographer Muhammed Muheisen captured the struggle in pictures.
Date30.06.2018 | 14:58
Thanks to the courage of a few, Saudi Arabian women are now managing companies and will soon be allowed to drive cars. The documentary “A Silent Revolution” showcases Saudi Arabia’s female movers and shakers. Elizabeth Grenier talked to director Danya Alhamrani and producer Dania Nassief
Date07.03.2018 | 17:49
TagsA Silent Revolution, Dania Nassief, Danya Alhamrani, Human rights, saudi arabia, women's rights
DW spoke to Uighur journalist Gulchehra Hoja who, along with some of her colleagues, accuses the Chinese authorities of arresting her family members as retribution for her reports about the plight of the Uighurs.
Date07.03.2018 | 17:21
TagsChina, Gulchehra Hoja, Human rights, journalist, Kashgar, surveilance, Uighur, women's rights, Xinjiang
Kalash people live in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in the northern part of Pakistan, tucked away in three valleys. Anam Gill visited them.
Date30.01.2018 | 11:11
TagsAlexander the Great, Anam Gill, Chillum Joshi Festival, Chitral, culture, Human rights, Kalash, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Aung San Suu Kyi: From freedom fighter to pariah
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi had the global community rooting for her when she was the world’s most famous political prisoner. Now she is accused of standing by while soldiers massacre Rohingya Muslims. – Author: Elizabeth Schumacher
Date29.01.2018 | 14:05