The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.
The US State Department announced it has issued a first passport with "X" for gender. The State Department's special envoy for LGBTQ rights said the move was in line with "lived reality."
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. GuardianTV takes a look at six major reasons to watch #EYIMOFE.
The country's poor ranking in the WEF's gender gap index has caused embarrassment and triggered calls for change to support female empowerment.
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos, and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour, and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away.
The German chancellor has warned that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to roll back advances in women's rights.
The gender pay gap shows that women earn less than their male colleagues in the same job. But the indicator is also a political instrument and can ruin any debate if used in the wrong context.
"Choose what is right" and join Namibian musician EES and DW's The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation.
A 33-meter, bright-red vagina sculpture -- which its author titled "Diva" -- stands out against the grassy hillside on a mountain in northeast Brazil, and is intended to promote dialogue on gender issues, particularly poignant under the conservative government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
The under-representation of women in German boardrooms has been a matter of debate for years. Now, Angela Merkel's government has tabled a new bill to help boost the numer of female executives in top jobs.
2 Dec 2020
The feeling of being born with the wrong gender. It is estimated that one out of 500 children are affected by this profound feeling of doubt and unease. One that's often been cornered to the sole fields of psychiatry and mental problems. Children faced with such questioning often come across rejection, bullying, denial and isolation, meaning they are at heavy risk of self-harm and suicide. What is French society doing to reach out to these kids?
10 Nov 2020
What have diplomacy, faith, and gender got to do with each other? That's the subject of a conference held by the world’s biggest interreligious non-governmental organization, Religions for Peace, in Lindau, Germany.