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3 Dec
Iran has been gripped by five weeks of demonstrations against dress codes for women — and some hard-liners want an even stronger clampdown. ZDF journalist Jörg Brase reports on protests and acts of civil disobedience in Iran's capital, Tehran.
19 Oct
Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competed at a climbing competition in Seoul without a headscarf, going viral on social media. She has since gone missing, with some reports suggesting the Iranian government may punish her.
25 Sep
Masih Alinejad comes from Iran but lives in exile. She rose to prominence thanks to her online campaigns 'My Stealthy Freedom' and 'White Wednesdays.' Her protest against Iran's compulsory hijab rule has won her followers from around the world.
4 May 2022
Iranian women who rebel against mandatory wearing of hijabs say they are being discriminated against in the workplace.
17 Feb 2022
Students returned to schools and colleges in the southern Indian state after protests over a hijab ban. A court is currently hearing petitions calling for the reversal of the ban.
13 Feb 2022
Muskan Khan, a college student in Karnataka state, told DW that she is not afraid of the Hindu right-wing activists who want to enforce a veil ban in educational institutes. The row has now spread across the country.
10 Feb 2022
There's unrest in India after students wearing headscarves are banned from classrooms in the state of Karnataka. For one newspaper, it's a worrying preview of PM Narendra Modi's increasingly nationalist and anti-Muslim agenda, 20 years after he was accused of turning a blind eye to Muslim killings as head of the state of Gujarat. In other news, the famed Australian soap "Neighbours" faces the axe. Finally, we bring you a bit of relationship advice!
5 Nov 2021
An anti-discrimination campaign to promote acceptance of the hijab has been canceled by the Council of Europe following outrage in France and across Europe. Some are furious it was even made, others that it was pulled.

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