In Afghanistan women's names are not used in public. Men mostly refer to women as "mother of X" or "daughter of X". But women in Afghanistan are now fighting for their names and against this tradition with the hashtag #whereismyname.
Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW's Frank Sieren.
She has spent her life fighting for women's equal rights, writing and publishing the magazine "Emma." A look at the life of Alice Schwarzer, Germany's best known — and most controversial — feminist, as she turns 75.
Rights activists in Pakistan have launched a campaign to recover peace campaigner Raza Khan, who was allegedly abducted in Lahore. Civil society groups say progressive activists are routinely "kidnapped" in the country.
The Bundestag's new speaker, Wolfgang Schäuble, has asked lawmakers not to tweet during sessions. The call has been met with resistance and raised questions about social media's role in German politics.
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