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4 days ago
Sixty-six women and children kidnapped by armed assailants in northern Burkina Faso last week have been freed, national broadcaster Radiodiffusion Television du Burkina (RTB) said on Friday
21 Jan
Kidnapping by militants in Western Africa is nothing new. However, security experts say many criminals are now abducting women and children to use them as bargaining chips for political attention and fundraising.
19 Jan
Afghanistan, Ukraine and much further afield: The fight for women's rights is ongoing and business has a role to play. Natalia Kanem, executive director of the UN's Population Fund, speaks to DW at the WEF.
8 Jan
When it comes to investing money, women tend to leave decisions to their male partners. So-called finfluencers are trying to change this. But is it a good idea to rely on financial advice from the internet?
6 Jan
In Nepal, at least three mothers die every day while giving birth. The Himalayan nation has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The far west of the country is one of the worst affected regions. For a simple check-up or ultrasound, some women have to walk for hours.
28 Dec
The Security Council has called for the "full, equal, and meaningful participation of women and girls in Afghanistan," after the Taliban barred women from working in NGOs and attending universities.
24 Dec
Afghan girls may now only complete school until sixth grade but are barred from secondary and higher education. The move has sparked broad condemnation among the population.
22 Dec
The Taliban said they were suspending university classes for women until further notice, once more restricting women's access to formal education. The decision was announced after a meeting of the Taliban government.
7 Dec
Hundreds of people in New York have taken part in protest organised by French photographer and street artist JR against the Iranian regime.
3 Dec
Several hundred people gathered to protest remarks that blamed young women for Poland's low birthrate. The Women's Strike movement has frequently protested attacks on women's rights.
27 Nov
More than half of the women and girls murdered last year were killed by a partner of a close relative, UN data showed. The number of deaths is "alarmingly high," but the UN warns the real situation is likely much worse.
27 Nov
A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.

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