In a small but significant way, Gracie Hee is empowering women both physically and mentally thanks to an ancient martial art form from Thailand.
Date04.12.2018 | 10:52
TagsElle Wong, Gracie Hee, Muay Thai, self defense, sexual assault, Violence against women, women's rights
Three contestants recently revealed that they had been sexually harassed by one of the sponsors of the Miss Earth beauty pageant, which was held in the Philippines in November.
Date03.12.2018 | 14:36
TagsAbbey-Anne Gyles Brown, beauty pageant, CJ Hirro, Emma Mae Shady, Imelda Marcos, Jaime VandenBerg, Miss Earth, sexual harassment, the Philippines, women's rights
REMNANTS of the colonial era. Patriarchal and archaic. These are just some of the reasons that could explain why marital rape is yet to be considered a crime in Malaysia.
Date24.11.2018 | 14:34
Tags#16DaysCampaign, Cedaw, Convention of the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, Elle Wong, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, Malaysia, marital rape, patriarchal, rape
Germany, A modern country ruled by a powerful female chancellor for three consecutive terms, might appear unlikely to be high on an index of aggressive gender behavior.
Date22.11.2018 | 15:46
Tags#16DaysCampaign, BMFSFJ, children, Diakonie, domestic violence, Duriya Hashmi, emotional violence, Europe, Germany, Heidi Klum, Human rights, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, Johanna Thie, UN women, Violence against women, women's rights
Hera Hussain’s social enterprise Chayn is helping women in abusive relationships or environment to find the right information and support they need to take control of their lives. This initiative got her on MIT Technology Review’s Innovators list of Under 35, 2018, Forbes 30 under 30 – Social Entrepreneurship 2018.
Date21.11.2018 | 10:43
TagsBeenish Javed, Chayn, gender, gender-based violence, Hera Hussain, Violence against women, women's rights
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
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