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Haseeba Noori had a bright career as an attorney during former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government. She prosecuted many Taliban militants before fleeing to Pakistan last year. She told DW her life is now in danger.
Architecture has long been considered a male domain. But that is changing, as female architects like Zaha Hadid and Eileen Gray receive international recognition for their groundbreaking designs.
In a football friendly to prepare for Qatar 2022, Iran's national team wore plain black jackets over their uniforms to support protests over Mahsa Amini's death.
Malian performance artist Bibata Ibrahim Maiga wants to be respected — as an artist and above all, as a woman in charge of her own life. Through her public performances, she illustrates the struggles modern working women face to earn the respect they deserve.
In this week’s show, Edith Kimani asks teen moms how pregnancy changed their lives. A teenage father in Kenya shares the struggles of parenting and we meet a young Namibian woman who escaped child marriage. We also meet a dancer who is using her art form to demand respect for modern working women. Plus, we discover the latest wedding trend in Uganda: Choreographed line dancing!
In Nigeria, abortion is illegal except when the life of the pregnant person is in danger. Even victims of rape are not an exception. DW's Amaka Okoye went to a shelter in Abuja, where she met women trying to challenge the stigma around abortion.
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Protests have erupted across Iran after a 22-year-old woman died in police custody. She was arrested on charges of wearing her hijab wrong. Demonstrators don't believe the government's statement that the woman died of a heart attack.
The Oukhu village in Kashmir's restive Pulwama district is the largest producer of raw materials for pencils, with many women in its 2,500-person workforce.
Protesters have clashed with security forces in Iran, as anger grows over the death of a 22-year-old women in police custody. Mahsa Amini fell into a coma shortly after being arrested by Iran's notorious morality police for allegedly not covering her hair.
Sophie Lavaud has already tried to climb Dhaulagiri in the Himalayas - twice. Both times, she was forced to turn back before she reached the summit of the world’s seventh-highest mountain. Will her third attempt be successful?
They wear cat masks to disguise their identity for their own protection: Female activists in Mexico support women who want an abortion or have experienced domestic violence. They break taboos and seek to help women shed the role of victim.
Fighting for women's rights: Pro-choice activists in Mexico are standing up for their right to have an abortion. And cities: How "heat officers" in Santiago de Chile, Freetown and Athens are cooling things down.
The women's Bundesliga season gets underway. Reigning champs Wolfsburg are eyeing what would be their record eighth title. They're a juggernaut in women's football and have recently pumped up their squad to another level. DW visited one of their training sessions.
A consultant is fighting an emerging mental health crisis, which has worsened since the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan last year. Women are particularly affected.
Nepal lacks adequate medical infrastructure to support pregnant women. Poverty, malnutrition, early marriage and caste-based social discrimination compound the problem.
If two women were left on earth, could they manage to have a baby? Or... could two men? The (very) surprising answer takes us to the cutting edge of embryonic research.
Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt speaks to DW about feminist foreign policy, NATO, defense, the war in Ukraine and the role of women in peace-making.
In Mexico, macho men still dominate people's love lives. In the traditional world view of many men, women should defer to men's will in every respect. But the younger generation is starting to fight back, with success.
When the Taliban returned to power a year ago, life changed dramatically for the people of Afghanistan, and for women first and foremost. Our reporters travelled there to find out what life is like under militant Islamist rule.
In Nigeria, with the help of artificial intelligence and human midwives, Agnes Health sends voice and text messages to expectant mothers. This helps women prepare for all stages of pregnancy and childbirth.
Zahida Hameed Qureshi contracted polio when she was five months old. But she overcame all challenges and discrimination, and now even runs an NGO for people with disabilities.
Many African countries recognize polygamy under customary law or religious traditions, but not under civil law. Some church leaders have criticized the legalization of polygamy, saying it's disrespectful to women as it goes against the idea that spouses should be treated equally. But are people simply trying to run away from reality when it comes to polygamy? Or do church leaders have a point?
A landmark equal pay agreement has been signed by the US men's and women's football teams ending a long and sometimes acrimonious fight. Despite winning four World Cups and multiple Olympic gold medals, the US women have lagged the men in pay.
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