The probe comes after Ugandan media reported this week that armed groups had been forcefully conducting FGM in Kween district near the eastern border with Kenya.
Date28.01.2019 | 15:50
Tagsfemale genital mutilation, FGM, girls' rights, Kenya, Kween, Uganda, UNFPA, United nations, women's rights
Times are changing for the better for women in Ethiopia. The country has its first female president and half of the cabinet are women. But change is much slower in rural areas as DW correspondent Fanny Facsar found out.
Date28.01.2019 | 14:37
TagsAddis Ababa, children, emancipation, Ethiopia, gender equality, mindset, rural areas, Women in Focus, women's rights
A dozen women, their bodies coated with clay, sway to beating drums as if in a trance, ankle bells jingling as they stamp their feet, in the eastern Ivorian town of Aniansue.
They are training to become certified “komians”, or priestesses, steeped in traditional lore, the properties of medicinal plants and the techniques of conflict resolution.
Date25.01.2019 | 15:03
Tagsafrica, akan, animist, Ashanti, conflict, cultural heritage, ethnic group, evangelical churchis, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Komian, priestess, women's rights
Date25.01.2019 | 15:02
TagsCenter for Human Rights in Iran, CHRI, Farhad Meysami, Hijab, Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Reza Khandan, women's rights
Legend has it that the world will come to an end if women scale the Agasthyarkoodam peak in India’s southern state of Kerala. But these women want to take a chance and prove tradition wrong.
Date25.01.2019 | 14:27
TagsAgasthya, Agasthyarkoodam, India, Kani, Kerala, mountain climbing, taboo, Tribal General Assembly, UNESCO Heritage Site, women's rights
It rarely sees the light of day but the upscale bra is the most tested, sweated over and highly engineered piece of clothing of all.
Date22.01.2019 | 15:19
Tagsbra, Cadolle, Christian Dior, DuPont, fashion, Francois Auguste Gamichon, French lingerie, lingerie, Promicor, Stephanie Perele, women's rights
Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands.
Date22.01.2019 | 13:27