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 some countries, these rights are ignored or suppressed when they contradict a historical or traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favor of men and boys. This is a collection of DW's content on the various issues related to gender equality, women's and girls' rights throughout the world.
How strong is gender parity in Africa? In a street debate in Kampala, DW’s Edith Kimani debates this with young Ugandans. Zimbabwe is one country of many where women continue to be sidelined in politics and other leadership positions despite being the majority. Can this perhaps be blamed on women being their own worst enemies? All this plus some of your Facebook comments.
When it comes to art, it is still very much a man's world. To bring about some positive change, the Tate Britain has now decided to remove parts of its contemporary art by men and instead highlight works by women.
Abortion in Northern Ireland is a topic of heated debate. The tiny country is part of the United Kingdom. But while abortion is legal in the UK, it remains illegal in Northern Ireland — and women there are going to great lengths to get these procedures. Louise Osborne and Jennifer Collins spoke with one woman about how she had to travel to England to legally terminate a pregnancy.