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
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
Make-up artist Solongo Batsukh competing in the Miss Universe Mongolia competition in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Though she fell short of representing her country at the Miss Universe contest in Thailand on December 17, her participation shed another light onto a group living on the edges of a deeply patriarchical country with conservative views about sexual orientation.
Date28.12.2018 | 12:52
TagsAngela Ponce, Beauty queen, LGBT, Miss Universe, Mongolia, Solongo Batsukh, Transgender, women's rights
China’s decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men.
For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.
Date07.12.2018 | 13:00
TagsBangkok, Canada, China, forced prostitution, International Labour Organization, laos, marriage, Myanmar, prostitution, UNODC, VFI, Vientiane, Vietnam, Village Focus International, WeChat, women's rights
Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word “sexting.”
Date06.12.2018 | 13:31
Tagsfemicide, Jennife Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, marriage, married women, Mexico, private part, Rihanna, sexting, sexuality, United nations, Violence against women, women's rights