March 8 is International Women's Day. DW commemorates it by looking into gender issues around the world.
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The brutal practice of female circumcision is still deeply ingrained in the Guinean culture - despite having officially been banned years ago. What will it take to put an end to FGM for good? A group of young Guinean women hope they are on the right track.
Despite a wave of social reforms coming into effect earlier this year, Saudia Arabia is still one of the most restrictive countries for women in the world. But since a number of key restrictions were lifted, women are now allowed to take part in sports - including boxing.
Almost half of female politicians and parliamentary staff in Europe say they've been threatened with violence, according to a study. A majority of parliaments don't have a mechanism for women to speak out or seek help.
Last weekend Romanians voted on whether to constitutionally redefine marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The current definition of marriage uses the gender-neutral term "spouses." In order for the result to be binding, 30 percent of voters needed to take part, but just 20 percent showed up to vote. Keith Walker asks Bucharest-based journalist Kit Gillet why the referendum failed.
Zimbabwe's economy hits rock bottom+++Sierra Leone stand off with world football governing body FIFA continues+++Malawians protest over plans to erect a Mahatma Ghandi statue in Blantyre+++Africa losing thousands of elephants each year due to rising demand for ivory in Asia