The trans woman who defied her mafia upbringing
13 January 2020 | 9:01 am
Daniela Lourdes Falanga, her family's first male heir, was expected to follow the path of her mafia boss father. She overcame a brutal Naples childhood to become a prominent transgender rights activist.
24 May 2021
Activist Sasha Johnson was seriously wounded in a shooting in London, her political party has said, adding that she has recieved death threats. British police said there is no evidence so far of a targeted attack.
7 Jul 2021
US-trained ex-army officer Robert David Castillo is the latest suspect to be found guilty in the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights defender Berta Caceres.
24 Jul 2021
The disappearance of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues has been one of the greatest mysteries of the Syrian war — until today. DW's investigative unit hunted clues across six countries to track down the perpetrators.
31 Jul 2021
Colombian immigration authorities expelled a German activist who documented anti-government protests. She said she was the victim of an attack last week, which Colombian police dispute.
18 Aug 2021
As the Taliban make rapid gains in Afghanistan, women in the country are concerned about their future. An Afghan women's rights activist told DW her life may be in danger if the Islamist militants attack Kabul.
1 Sep 2021
After negotiating with the Taliban in Doha for the past 11 months, prominent Afghan women's rights activist Fatima Gailani says ousted President Ashraf Ghani is a "national traitor."
4 Sep 2021
A human rights campaigner in India has told FRANCE 24 how she and her team have lost contact with some of their associates and fellow activists in Afghanistan since the Taliban swept to power. Vandita Morarka is the founder and chief executive of One Future Collective and has long worked with colleagues in Afghanistan. She says to lose contact with some of them is "very sad" and that it's "terrifying" to see the situation unfold for the country. She also spoke to us about her work to empower women and young people in her home country of India.
26 Sep 2021
Ethiopian lawyer Daniel Bekele is the winner of the 2021 German Africa Prize. The human rights defender is being honored for his unceasing commitment to monitoring and speaking out against injustice.
25 Sep 2021
According to the latest figures, obesity levels are on the rise, especially among France's youngsters. They're up by at least 75 percent, with 34 percent of 2 to 7-year-olds currently considered overweight or obese. But what actually qualifies as childhood obesity, what stigma does it carry and how does it affect children and their health? We speak to Professor Patrick Tounian, an advisor to the Anti-Obesity League.
23 Sep 2021
"The fact that the women are so disliked by these men is beyond belief, I don't understand why," says Afghan women's rights activist and CEO of Afghan Women's Network Mahbouba Seraj. "We should sit down and have a conversation."
1 Oct 2021
Mohib Ullah was known for his tireless effort to highlight the struggles of the Rohingya refugees who were forced to flee to Bangladesh following a deadly crackdown by Myanmar's military in 2017.
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon launching production company. The Hollywood actors, who won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for their work on 1997's Good Will Hunting have teamed up with Gerry Cardinale of RedBird Capital Partners on the venture.
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Sex education can be an awkward thing for a teenager. But a new smartphone app is being developed with that in mind. Loveland aims to counter online misinformation about sex and dispel taboos that teenagers can encounter.
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These are some of the Chibok Girls abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists and later rescued by the Nigerian military. On Tuesday, 29 November 2022, some of them were presented to the public and The Guardian’s Leo Sobechi witnessed the presentation.
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RT, the Kremlin-backed international broadcaster, is opening a media center in South Africa and seeking partners on the continent. Russia's disinformation campaign aims for more power in Africa.