In India families are only considered complete when they have a son. Girls are often aborted or even killed after birth, in spite of government campaigns. A doctor in Pune is fighting this tradition - with lots of persuasion.
Stopping genital mutilation, providing access to abortion, women's visibility in the media: From Guatemala to India, DW looks at the issues activists focus on and their forms of advocacy, from poetry to protest.
Despite numerous campaigns and popular slogans over the years, the fondness for sons remains strong among Indian parents. Many of them continue to see boys as an investment and girls a liability. Murali Krishnan reports.
Argentina's Senate faces a historic vote to legalize abortion. Its youth have been especially vocal about it, with many young women and girls especially defying Catholic values in Pope Francis's home country.
The teenager's 18-year-old brother received a two-year sentence for having sex with a minor, and both have been banished from their village. The mother is still facing charges for helping her daughter get the abortion.
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