Inspired by her experiences as an Afghan woman in a man's world, Fereshteh moved to New York. From her apartment in Brooklyn she founded the first coding school for girls in Afghanistan.
Women stranded as refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos face daily violence, never-ending asylum procedures and horrible living conditions. DW's Marianna Karakoulaki spoke with some of them about their experiences.
It was women who triggered the revolution that toppled the tsar in Russia. Russia was one of the first countries to give women the right to vote. Feminism flourished briefly.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media can drive social change or even spark revolutions. Women around the world are using the Internet as a weapon in their struggle for equal rights.
For decades, powerful warlords and tribal elders have dominated Afghanistan's political landscape. But a record number of young Afghans are aiming to break their monopoly in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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