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.
While the hard-hitting video "This Is America" about police brutality won three awards, many top nods went to female artists. And Madonna's tribute to the late Aretha Franklin was slammed online for being self-indulgent.
She was among the first women to have publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Now a NYT report reveals that actress Asia Argento also made a deal with a colleague to settle her own sexual misconduct case.
Millions of girls and women are being forced, threatened and abducted into marriages in Asia — but cases of forced marriages also occur in Europe. The United Kingdom has been dealing with a high number of cases of forced marriages and is considered a trailblazer when it comes to strong laws against the practice. The Karma Nirvana helpline supports victims in Leeds.
Germany's ruling CDU party has launched a debate on reinstating military conscription. The mandatory military service would offer young men and women a chance to serve their country. DW Political and Security Correspondent Thomas Sparrow speaks with Keith Walker who started by asking him why it was scrapped in 2011.