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.
Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu is the only female cyclist in Rwanda with international experience. In Team Rwaanda she trains with the men’s team to qualify for the competitions in Europe. Jeanne d’Arc wants to go up to the Olympics - a role model for Rwanda’s women.
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.
Despite India’s buoyant economy, female employment has fallen dramatically over the last decade. Only 27 percent of women are in the workforce. That puts India behind countries like Bangladesh and Brazil. In New Delhi, one woman has stepped outside of Indian labor stereotypes – she works as a bouncer at a New Delhi club.
On today's programme: Learning lessons from violence at the G20 summit - Turkey one year after the failed coup - Citizenship debate in Italy - The cash free revolution taking over Sweden - Is Brexit looking shaky? - Why Europe is suffering from a measles outbreak - Poland's chainsaw massacre - Abused women protected by canine companions in Spain – The Czech Republic's teen activist.
Domestic violence is a big problem in Spain. Back in 2015, sixty women were murdered by their partners or ex-partners. That led to the development of an unusual NGO to try and protect these vulnerable women. The organization is called Security Dogs and it provides women with dogs which are trained to guard them from aggressive partners. Hagar Jobse has been finding out more in Madrid.