Topic: Women in the Islamic world

Moroccan novelist Meryem Alaoui (photo: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Merymen Alaoui's "Straight from the Horse’s Mouth"

A fiercely enjoyable feminist fairytale

Yemen air strike on Sanaa (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Huwais)

Interview with Yemen expert Marie-Christine Heinze

"Now is the time to start preparing for reconstruction"

Televangelist Adnan Oktar (C) and other suspects are brought to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital May 29 Additional Service Building in order to send to court in Istanbul, Turkey on July 18, 2018. The number of arrests in connection with a controversial televangelist rose to 179 as police in Turkey searched for those with suspected links to his cult-like organisation (photo: Isa Terli / Anadolu Agency)

Turkey

Sect leader Adnan Oktar – 1,000 years for sex crimes

Students from Axsos' first boot camp in Ramallah (photo: DW/Tania Kraemer)

IT in the Occupied Territories

Software developers at coding boot camp in Silicon Wadi

Libyan women celebrate in Tripoli on 20 October 2011 after the announcement of the death of Libyan strongman and long-term dictator Muammar Gaddafi (photo: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil society held hostage by corruption and murder

Libya's peace process doomed to failure without its women

Symbolic image: Iranian schoolbooks (photo: DW)

Control and censorship in the Islamic Republic

Iran’s doctored schoolbooks and the disappearing girls

Still from Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" (source: en.unifrance.org)

Aminatou Echard's "Jamilia" documentary

Recording the struggle for women's rights in Kyrgyzstan

Afghan girls watch UN workers unloading a helicopter (photo: AP)

ARTE documentary

German couple fights for girls' literacy in Afghanistan

Wahiba Sands region, or Ramlat al-Wahiba, a 3-hour drive from Muscat (photo: Pascal Mannaerts)

Women and emancipation in Oman

On their reading tour through Germany, Iraqi authors Rola Buraq, Azhar Ali Hussein und Amal Ibrahim (left to right) spoke about their work and current developments in Iraq. Birgit Svensson (right) is the initiator of the Inanna network; in the background translator Günther Orth (photo: Christopher Resch)

Showcasing the writing of Iraqi women

Close to the wounds, but even closer to hope

Still of main character Hoda taken from Farah Shaer's short film "Shakwa" (photo: Farah Shaer)

Gender inequality in the Middle East

Gritty Lebanese film challenges marital rape impunity in Arab world

Taghi Rahmani (photo: taghirahmani.com)

Interview with Iranian activist Taghi Rahmani

"A robust civil society is the essence of democracy"

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