Search Results for Tag: women’s rights
Afghan men oppose more women’s rights; elders less hardline
About two-thirds of men think women in Afghanistan have too many rights and that women are too emotional to become leaders.
Date29.01.2019 | 13:30
TagsAfghanistan, gender equality, Kabul, Promundo, taliban, UN women, United states, Women for Afghan Women, women's rights
U.N. investigating ‘surge’ in female genital mutilation in Uganda
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
Women’s emancipation has yet to reach Ethiopia’s rural areas
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
Endangered in Ivory Coast: traditional priestesses
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
No turning back for Iran’s hijab protesters despite crackdown
Date25.01.2019 | 15:02
TagsCenter for Human Rights in Iran, CHRI, Farhad Meysami, Hijab, Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Reza Khandan, women's rights
Women in India’s Kerala fight taboos to climb mountains
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
The world cupped: The inside story of the bra
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