Topic: Women in the Islamic World

Digital Literacy Programme for girls in Afghanistan (source: Digital Citizen Fund)

Emancipation in Afghanistan

Breaking down cyber barriers

Moroccan Film Festival poster at the Babylon Cinema in Berlin

Women in Moroccan cinema

For freedom and diversity

Imam Sherin Khankan in Copenhagen′s first women′s mosque (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Copenhagen′s mosque led by women

When the muezzina calls

Howeida was only 15 when she became a summer bride for the first time. She has since been married 7 more times, each time for just a few days (photo: Flemming Weiss-Andersen)

Sex tourism in Egypt

A bride for the summer

Iranian women's rights activist and filmmaker Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (photo: Facebook)

Interview with Iranian women's rights activist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh

″No woman can be worse than Ahmadinejad″

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

An Iranian student operating a robot during the International Iran Open Robocup 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Science in Iran

Headscarves and nanotech

Beneath the scarves: Muslim women who cover their heads are not marionettes of their beliefs, says video artist Nilbar Gures. Four still images shown here are taken from her 2006 performance, "Soyunma/Undressing", in which she unravels one veil after the other while mumbling the names of the women in her family

Berlin′s Jewish Museum: ″Cherchez la femme″

Why do women hide their hair?

The Medica Afghanistan team (source: medicamondiale.org)

Medica Afghanistan

Fighting sexual violence

Self-portrait by the Egyptian artist Heba Khalifa (photo: arabdocphotography.org)

Egyptian photographer Heba Khalifa in interview

"A space for confronting our fears"

Iranian lovers under a chador in Isfahan (photo: Mehr)

Sexuality in Iran

Facing a "sex putsch"

Hassan Nasrallah′s tattoo in Beirut (photo: Marwan Tahtah/DW)

Tattoo trends from Beirut to Baghdad

In the spirit of rebellion

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi (photo: picture.alliance/abaca/H. Badiee)

Award-winning Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi

Watching the foundations crumble

Director of "Tahqiq fel djenna" Merzak Allouache and lead Salima Abada (source: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)

Merzak Allouache′s ″Tahqiq fel djenna″

Seventy two grapes

NGO employees protest against the constitutional changes passed by the Turkish parliament in January 2017 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Closure of NGOs in Turkey

Forced to down tools

Saudi women waiting to be picked up by their drivers (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Nureldine)

Saudi health reforms and women′s rights

Still a sore point

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