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
Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries.
Date08.11.2018 | 12:25
TagsCairo, egypt, girls' rights, Human trafficking, prostitution, pverty, rape, sex tourism, summer bride, trafficking, under-age girls, women's rights
Sex outside wedlock is by far the most common cause of incarceration for women in Mauritania, accounting for more than 40 percent of female prisoners.
Date03.11.2018 | 11:38
TagsMauritania, Mauritanian Association for the Health of the Mother and Child, rape, victim of rape, women's rights, zina
Date31.10.2018 | 13:51
TagsAnis Haroon, Asia Bibi, National Commission on the Status of Women, Pakistan, Pakistan's Supreme Court
In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives.
“You are going to pretend that it is the rapist’s testicles,” says trainer Dimakatso Monokoli, holding out a padded targ
Date26.10.2018 | 13:55
TagsAction Breaks Silence, African National Congress Women's League, ANCWL, Dimakatso Monokoli, Isaac Mkhize, rape, self defence, South Africa, Soweto
Khanzadi Mehboob lives in constant fear for her life after she married against the wishes of her family. Although honor killings are illegal, tribal customs in Pakistan often trump the rule of law. Sattar Khan reports.
Date23.10.2018 | 10:08
Fatima was gang-raped during attacks on Rohingya Muslims as part of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign. Now, she and her family live in a camp in Bangladesh with few prospects, DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl reports.
Date18.10.2018 | 8:43