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.
Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan have been elected to the prestigious UN Human Rights Council. But experts say these countries have a dismal rights record and their election to the body is condemnable.
Around two-thirds of girls in Afghanistan are not in school, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Despite improved access to education, security concerns and social stigma keep most girls out of the classroom.
Until recently, Germany's women's football team were all but untouchable. Then came a shock Euro 2017 exit and the embarrassing home defeat to Iceland on Friday which breaks a 26 game unbeaten World Cup qualifying run.
New York's top prosecutor has announced a civil rights probe into The Weinstein Co. following allegations of sexual assault against its co-founder. Prosecutors have requested the studio's harassment complaint records.
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