Officials in Iran say they operate with a network of some 7,000 undercover agents who inform police about moral transgressions - such as women who don't cover their hair properly.
The World Economic Forum has said that it will take 217 years until women have equal pay and representation in the workplace. It's the second year that the organization has recorded worsening economic inequality.
Media outlets in Iran are either state-run or tightly controlled. But ahead of the presidential election, social media is enabling freedom of expression to bloom - even if only a little bit.
Projects from India, Bangladesh, Iran and Germany have won top honors at DW's annual contest The Bobs - Best of Online Activism. All of the projects aim to support oppressed people around the world.
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