Children Living on Railway Stations
Deepa (who only has one name) is sitting desolate in the corner of the busy Thane railway station in Mumbai. She looks exhausted, weary and frightened after a long train journey that lasted 8 hours …
Date18.01.2019 | 15:00
Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions.
Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting “granny chic” and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online.
Date17.01.2019 | 12:37
Tagselderly women, fashion, granny chic, Instagram, knitting, pension, russia, widow, women's rights
It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.
She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.
Date15.01.2019 | 13:30
TagsArab, BabyFist, fashion, Gaza, harassment, Hassan Shehada, Instagram, Israel, Not your habibti, Palestina, taboo, women's rights, Yasmeen Mjalli
In many countries women are excluded from religious rituals and banished from their homes while they are on their periods.
Date12.01.2019 | 21:02
Tagschhaupadi, Europa, Hinduism, India, Israel, menstruation, nepal, period, period pain, South America, tampon sex, Uganda, women's rights
The #MeToo movement helped sweep Democrats to victory in November’s midterms, but some of the party’s leading lights, including potential 2020 candidates, face scrutiny from the women’s anti-harassment drive that brought men to account for sexist behavior.
Date12.01.2019 | 14:51
Tags#MeToo, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Me Too, USA, women's rights
Nargis Hazara, a young girl who belongs to the persecuted Hazara community in Pakistan’s conservative province of Balochistan, won a Bronze Medal in Karate at the Asian Games that were held in Jakarta last year. She was the first ever Pakistani athlete to win this title. She shared her experiences with DW in an exclusive interview.
Date09.01.2019 | 14:37
TagsAsian Games, female athlete, Hazara, karate, Nargis Hazara, Pakistan, quetta, self defence, women's rights
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