Topic: Women in the Islamic World

The Canadian Islam scholar Ingrid Mattson (photo: YouTube)

Interview with Ingrid Mattson

″Muslim youngsters need genuine role models″

The Pink Taxi Company in Cairo (photo: DW/E. Lehmann)

Egypt′s all-female taxi service

Playing it safe

Photography in the Arab world

Casting the veil in a new light

Scene from Ahmad Abdalla's Film "Decor"

Ahmad Abdalla′s film ″Decor″

Let the audience decide what′s real

Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi being interviewed (photo: imageo/Seeliger)

Interview with the Iranian filmmaker Ayat Najafi

"Freedom starts in the mind"

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/CPA Media Co.)

Gertrude Bell

Queen of the desert

The Indonesian writer Feby Indirani (photo: private)

Interview with the Indonesian writer Feby Indirani

Indonesian literature "needs more exposure"

"Share Me" by Homa Arkani (source: DW)

Book review: "Always Coca-Cola" by Alexandra Chreiteh

The agony and the allure

Photo symbolising women and Islamic State (source: picture-alliance/dpa)

The IS manifesto for women

Baiting the jihadi brides

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?"


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

AMLAC supporters calling for a stop to illegal abortion and a legalisation of abortion (photo: private)

Morocco's abortion ban

Acknowledging reality