Topic: Gender

Director Nabil Ayouch at the Cannes Film Festival (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Langsdon)

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Sinner or saint?

Najet Adouani (photo: private)

Interview with the Tunisian poet Najet Adouani

"Nothing can stop me from spreading my wings"

Hend Nafea of Egypt, the focus of one of the cases highlighted in "The Trials of Spring" (photo: The Trials of Spring media room)

Interview with director Gini Reticker

"These women do not need to be saved, they need to be heard"

Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad in her Beirut office (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad

"We need a feminist revolution"

Mona Eltahawy (centre) at the International Women's Conference in Cairo (photo: Maya Alleruzzo/AP)

Mona Eltahawy: "Why do you hate us so?"

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The Middle East needs a sexual revolution

Hassan al-Turabi (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Shazly)

Profile: Sudanese opposition politician Hassan al-Turabi

The grand tactician

Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick (photo: dw.de)

Profile: Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malick

Role model for Africa's women

Adham Hafez (photo: Max Lautenschlager)

Interview with the Egyptian choreographer Adham Hafez

The disappearance of the kiss

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period

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Remove your veils!

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

The first two editions of the women's magazine "Zhin" (photo: DW/O. Greenway)

Women's magazine "Zhin" in Iraqi Kurdistan

Challenging traditions

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel (photo: Niklas Schenck)

Interview with Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel

"My life in Afghanistan is more normal than people assume"

Protests in Ankara following the murder of Ozgecan Aslan (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Turkish women's rights activist Selime Buyukgoze

A history of resistance

Indian women during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi, India, 13 January 2015, shout slogans against what they see as police negligence in the investigation of the rape and murder of a woman (photo: EPA/MONEY SHARMA)

Leslee Udwin's controversial documentary "India's daughter"

Indian government ban causes uproar

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Tania Saleh (source: taniasaleh.com)

The Lebanese singer Tania Saleh

Beirut's window on Rio

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