Topic: Women in the Islamic World

Film director Danya Alhamrani (left) and producer Dania Nassief (photo: Jordis Zahring)

Documentary: "A Silent Revolution"

Pioneering Saudi women

Iran′s revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei speaks to relatives of the martyr families in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance)

The Islamic Republic turns 39

At risk of Syrianisation?

Symbolic image against rape in India (photo: Getty Images)

Rape in India and Pakistan

Endemic misogyny

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: Reuters)

Mohammed bin Salman′s political agenda

The Saudi parable

The "Strengthening Structures" workshop at the Goethe-Institut Cairo (photo: Roger Anis/Goethe-Institut Cairo)

Goethe-Institut education initiatives in the MENA region

Getting behind civil society

Mahvash Sabet (photo: private)

Interview with Mahvash Sabet

Lyrical flights

Still from the animated film "Tehran Taboo" by German-Iranian director Ali Soozandeh (copyright: Ali Soozandeh)

Ali Soozandeh's film "Tehran Taboo"

Nothing but taboos

Arab women′s rights groups demonstrate on International Women′s Day in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

The key to change

Veterinary surgeon Bahgat (Mohamed Mamdouh) in the Egyptian film ″A Man Wanted″ (source: IMDb)

Egyptian film controversy

Shams buys a man

Turkish women protest the draft mufti law in Ankara, Turkey, on 12.10.2017 (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Erdogan′s Turkey

Eroding Ataturk's legacy

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima (source:

Interview with Pakistani American actress Aizzah Fatima

"Human, flawed and funny"

Veiled Iranian women at Babolsar on the Caspian Sea (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian)

Women's rights in Iran

Farewell compulsory veiling? Time to go with the flow

Reporters wait outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi for the verdict on triple talaq (photo: Reuters)

Islam in India

Triple talaq: Goodbye and good riddance

Erbil's Book Cafe (source: raseef22)

A reading Renaissance

Kurdistan′s Book Cafe: In praise of female entrepreneurs