Women's rights are protected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They include the right to bodily integrity, suffrage, the right to education, work, equal pay, the right to hold public office and own property.
Women's rights are institutionalized or written in law in many countries. In others, local customs or behavior may support the rights and entitlements for women and girls. In a some countries these rights are ignored or suppressed when they contradicts with a historical or traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favor of men and boys. DW looks at the various issues related to gender equality, women's and girls' rights throughout the world.
Google has canceled an internal town hall meeting after employee questions to management were leaked. The town hall was meant to address gender discrimination following a flareup within the company triggered by a controversial memo. After calling off the meeting, Google's CEO spoke at a coding event for girls.
Abay Kassahun has dedicated her career to women who have faced abuse in foreign countries in search of greener pastures. Apart from psychological assistance, others need treatment and medical advice. She even visits her clients at home. Her job has earned her a nickname: The mobile nurse.
This week on Pulse, we hear the stories of women who were raped during the 1994 genocide. The show doesn't stop there, in South Africa dreadlock thieves are on the loose. And on our trending topics, we focus on how social media has got more young people engaged in politics. All that and more with host Jane Nyingi.