A woman kidnapped in broad daylight has to marry a man she doesn't know. It sounds like Hollywood, but it's bitter reality in Kyrgyzstan. And: an interview with globalization critic Jean Ziegler.
Gola National Park in Sierra Leone is an oasis and home to the rare pygmy hippopotamus. Cocoa is now being grown there to stop locals from poaching or looking for diamonds. It gives farmers an income and protects the forest at the same time.
A group of young Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have just founded the first private student dormitory in Tokyo. Rooms there are cheap and very close to the university.
They're still out there, the real revolutionaries rallying others to fight against capitalism. As the film "Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower" is released, we meet the combative Swiss sociologist.
In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
In Somalia it hasn’t rained in two years. Rivers have dried up and livestock are dying. People are struggling to survive. Many are now forced to rely on help from aid organizations. More than half of Somalia’s people are affected.
Due to drought, about half of Somalia’s people now rely on humanitarian aid. More than 300 UN organizations and NGOs are active in the country. They work under difficult conditions and can’t provide help to all who need it.
Economic growth has stalled in Finland, and unemployment is at 9%. Early this year, the government began a test of the universal basic income. 2000 randomly selected people on jobless benefits will receive €560 a month for two years.
Giraffes were placed on the Red List of endangered species in 2016. Niger has only a few hundred West African giraffe left, many in a protected zone not far from the capital Niamey. Even there, humans and giraffes compete for many of the same resources.
A group of women meet in a park in Mazar-i-Sharif to go jogging. To help protect the women against attacks, the area is closed off to other visitors during training. Many in Afghanistan object to women doing sports in public.
Cheetahs may be facing extinction. Only around 7,000 now live in the wild. In South Africa, their natural habitat is shrinking. The NGO Cheetah Outreach raises awareness among the local population about the vital role cheetahs play in the ecosystem.
Conditions in many of Greece's state-run refugee camps are terrible. But at the Oinofyta camp, an hour's drive from Athens, residents are encouraged to take responsibility for the camp by using their skills. It helps foster a sense of community.
Mumbai generates around 10,000 tons of garbage a day. There aren't enough dumps and landfill sites where it can be disposed of. Afroz Shah is a lawyer. He decided to take matters into his own hands, and spends his weekends cleaning up his local beach.
For years, the number of tourists visiting Thailand has been climbing steadily. In 2017, some 10 million visitors from China alone are expected in the country. Locals are complaining about the environmental impact.
Milenia lives in Las Galeras in the Dominican Republic. She likes playing dominos with her friends - but they avoid the beach. Tornado season lasts a while here.
Global 3000 marks International Women’s Day with a special on working women around the globe. DW visits a textiles factory in Saudi Arabia giving Saudi women a rare experience of freedom and independence.
Eve Ensler has been a vocal advocate of women’s rights for forty years, writing plays, books, creating art and campaigning against injustices suffered by women. Watch an exclusive interview with Eve Ensler right here.
India is a highly patriarchal country. But in the state of Meghalaya, the indigenous Khasi tribe practices matrilineal descent. Here in northeastern India, women rule the roost.
Women in Saudi Arabia are often seen in the West as oppressed. The Nesma embroidery and tailoring center in Jeddah is breaking new ground, giving Saudi woman a sense of freedom in a country that until recently excluded them from public life.
Many African cities are home to a growing number of initiatives aimed at bringing women entrepreneurs up to speed with the digital society, with courses in programming, writing business plans and networking.
US support for a two-state solution in the Middle East was once taken for granted. Donald Trump has rejected this doctrine. One state, two states - he can live with either one. What does that mean for Israeli settlements?
Many politicians vigorously pursue aims, but not many go as far as Philippines President Duterte. He’s sanctioned a murder campaign against drug dealers and users. Meanwhile, the Hungarian government is determined to keep out refugees.
They are still in grade school, but the “Defensores del Manglar El Maria” – the defenders of the El Maria mangrove forest – are already deeply involved in saving their environment.
Ma'ale Adumim, with its 40,000 inhabitants, is the largest Israeli settlement on the West Bank. In the next few years, its population is expected to double.
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