Lakshmi Puri, of UN Women, talks to DW about the role of her organisation in changing the world by empowering women. The body was only established three years ago, but already operates in 85 countries around the world.
Despite having a raft of measures to prevent gender-based crimes in Cambodia, women continue to face rampant sexual abuse and harassment. Experts say strict implementation of laws is needed to curb the problems.
More than 1 million people fleeing South Sudan's civil war have sought refuge in Uganda, according to the United Nations. Uganda has called for help with housing and feeding the newcomers.
Under the shadow of an ongoing tallying dispute in Kenya’s presidential election, three women are set to become governors. However, there is still a long road to go as far as female representation is concerned.
Frustration over Syria is understandable. Nevertheless, Carla Del Ponte's resignation isn't, says Andreas Zumach.
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