DW examines 12 critical areas of concern for women and girls flagged already a quarter of a century ago.
Anti-government protests have swept across many Asian countries, including Afghanistan, India, Iran and Pakistan. Women are at the forefront of many demonstrations, taking risks and challenging authority.
India's women have taken the lead in speaking out for people who will be affected by a controversial citizenship law. Although they are often targets of violence, they say the protests will continue.
Women and men marched together in Iraq in protest of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who had decried gender mixing at anti-government sit-ins. He also used the US city of Chicago as an example of immorality.
Thousands of women have slammed the US president's assault on reproductive rights, climate change and immigration. One protester called Trump the "biggest bully in the world."
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
More than 70,000 women in Germany have undergone female genital mutilation, and a rising number of young girls are considered at risk — even though it's illegal. It's prompted Berlin to set up a national anti-FGM office.
Girls today are less likely to undergo female genital mutilation than 30 years ago. But with the practice still near-universal in some countries, activists say the goal to end FGM in a decade will be tough.
February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). According to the UN, at least 200 million women around the world have experienced the practice — most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Reporter Loveday Wright explains what FGM involves, and how activists are working to stop it.
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THE GENDER GAP
From birth to death, no matter where we are, someone hopefully takes care of us. Likely, it is a woman who is not being paid for it. This unpaid care work amounts to $11 trillion, Oxfam has calculated.
Over one million South Africans work as domestic help. Most of them are women.
The women in Zimbabwe's anti-poaching squads are willing to risk their lives to protect wildlife. Many come from difficult backgrounds, so the initiative provides the women with the independence they desire.
Best known as the founder of the women's rights moment, Susan B. Anthony was also dedicated to fighting for racial equality and labor rights. On the occasion of her 200th birthday, DW takes a look at her career.
Ghana is the second-leading producer of cocoa in the world, but the country hardly produces enough chocolate to meet domestic demand. But that trend is changing, with a few young people venturing into chocolate production. Two sisters are adding value to Ghana’s cocoa beans by producing their own brand, called 57 Chocolate.
Several EU politicians and members of the European Parliament have called for action against abortion "misinformation" clinics. Many of the Christian facilities have been accused of spreading fear among vulnerable women.
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