Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles
17 May 2019 | 10:32 am
Taipei is due to take a series of decisive steps this week to legalize same-sex marriages before the May 24 deadline set by the island’s top court. However, deep divisions in public opinion may stall the process.
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More than a million Syrian refugees currently live in Lebanon, many of them in extreme poverty. Parents often marry off their daughters to save money. DW's Aya Ibrahim met a 14 year old bride-to-be in a refugee camp in the Beqaa valley.
26 May 2019
A panel of three judges in Kenya unanimously upheld a law activists had argued criminalized consensual same-sex relations between adults. The judges said the constitution adequately protected LGBT people's rights.
15 Jun 2019
In a landmark ruling, Ecuador has become the latest Latin American state to approve same-sex marriage. Constitutional Court rulings are "binding and mandatory" on Ecuadorean authorities.
15 Jul 2019
A jihadist siege in the Philippines' Muslim-majority Marawi city displaced over 400,000 people in 2017. People are returning to their homes, but with a sense of insecurity. This is making them take drastic measures.
13 Sep 2019
Despite belonging to different religions, a Lebanese couple has tied the knot and shared their elaborate wedding video online. It sends a strong message celebrating their shared "humanist values and mutual respect."
28 May 2020
Couple Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya get married in Costa Rica after it becomes the first Central American country to legalise same-sex marriage after a court ruling came into force at midnight.
4 Jul 2020
Montenegro is the first European country outside of Western Europe and the EU to legally recognize same-sex couples. President Milo Djukanovic said it was a confirmation that Montenegrin society "is maturing."
25 Jul 2020
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6 Sep 2020
Indonesia, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world according to UNICEF, last year raised the legal age for wedlock in a bid to tackle the problem. Despite the reform, many are still being forced into marriage by desperate families in poverty. Indonesia's family planning agency has warned the nation, already home to 270 million people, could see a huge baby boom early next year due to school closures and dwindling access to contraception.
20 Oct 2020
Two years after homosexuality was decriminalized in India, activists are debating if now is the time to push for legalizing same-sex marriage. The government says it is "against Indian culture."
21 Dec 2020
One small step for David and Guido, one giant leap for Bolivia. Their legal marriage represents a milestone for same-sex marriage in the conservative Catholic country.
12 Mar 2021
Rights activists and medical experts have urged the government to take concrete actions to prevent underage marriages. Activists say poverty is one of the biggest push factors behind child marriage in Pakistan.
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Nigerian entrepreneur Mustapha Gajibo has been converting petrol mini-buses into electric vehicles at his workshop, but he is now going a step further to build battery-powered buses from scratch in a push to promote clean energy and curb pollution.
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On May 9, Russians mark the defeat of Nazi Germany. But this year, Latvia has banned celebrations on that day, in light of the war in Ukraine. DW's Juri Rescheto went to Latvia's majority Russian-speaking city of Daugavpils to find out how that's going down.
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For years, the US has been arming and training Ukraine's army. But recent reports claim American intelligence is now helping deliver major blows to the Russian military. Could this heat up the Ukraine conflict further?
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