India's Supreme Court has banned a Muslim law that allows men to divorce their wives by saying the word "talaq" three times. In some cases, women were left destitute after receiving "triple talaq" WhatsApp messages.
Pakistani police have arrested a council elder for ordering a man to molest a girl to avenge his sister's rape. DW examines how masculine "honor" and religious norms combine to subjugate women in the Islamic country.
Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia's parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution.
President Michelle Bachelet and women's rights groups hailed the top court's decision. Abortions will be allowed in cases of rape, risk to a mother's life and signs of fetal birth defect.
Egyptian men need to regain their civilized views of women and cast off the Wahhabi thinking that prevents equality in the country, writes Egyptian author and veteran liberal activist Alaa al-Aswany.
If, what we want is a world of equals, closing the gender pay gap would be a good place to start.
Until 2007, American neuroscientist Vivienne Ming was a man, and as such, at an advantage. Since her transition, she has been analysing the financial disadvantages of being a woman in the US tech industry.
"I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been." - William Golding
A nation that can take pride in leading women in fields including politics, education and cyber security is ranked almost the worst for gender equality. DW's head of Urdu, Kishwar Mustafa, explores this dilemma.
In former Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, many still believe a woman's place is in the home. But two Afghan sisters want to bring a digital revolution to their country by teaching girls how to code and use computers.
President Rodrigo Duterte wants women to have access to contraception. Will the Supreme Court allow him to do it?
With the long-term aim of a nationwide scheme, "biko" hopes to give women choice and reduce unwanted pregnancy.
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When Pakistani women protest marriage conditions, they sometimes have to fear for their lives.
In the future, rapists in Lebanon would not be able to avoid jail time by marrying their victims. Lebanon lawmakers abolished the controversial law after Jordan, Tunisia, and several other Arab nations did the same.
Berlin's plan to abolish child marriages has been spurred by the influx of refugees into Europe. While the move will benefit victims of the practice, the reasons why children are married early lie elsewhere.
Despite having a raft of measures to prevent gender-based crimes in Cambodia, women continue to face rampant sexual abuse and harassment. Experts say strict implementation of laws is needed to curb the problems.
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." - Michelle Obama
Top economist Jörg Asmussen risked his career for the chance to care for his children.
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands talked to DW about the pressing issues women face in a digitalized world.
Meet a South African on a mission to prepare girls for the challenges of the 21st century. Armed with determination and a love of HTML, she's teaching young girls to think beyond the gender sterotypes of the IT world.
Linda Kruse is a young German on a mission to change the world by inspiring teenage girls to tap into their technical abilities. And she's developed a game to help them.
Ultra-conservative Muslim Iran and swimwear for the rich and famous might be an unlikely mix, but Iranian-American fashion designer Tala Raassi grew up in the former before going on to create the latter.
"Women are always saying,'We can do anything that men can do' but men should be saying,'We can do anything that women can do.'" —Gloria Steinem
While Asia is often viewed as patriarchal, there remain societies where women enjoy equal say in communal decisions.
The women of the Samburu tribe face many hardships, including circumcision, child marriage and sexual abuse. Some had enough and decided to set up a safe village just for women.
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