Gender Equality

In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to empower women and girls.

Menstruation justice in Mexico

For a very long time, menstruation was a taboo in Mexico. It was not mentioned in society, and government agencies shied away from it. More recently, however, the government’s approach has changed, and it is now promoting menstruation justice. There has been a...


Mexico wants to prevent teenage pregnancies

What young Latin Americans must learn about sex and reproductive health

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Demographic dividend

Benefiting from falling numbers of children

Under certain conditions, falling birth rates can produce a “demographic dividend”, for example in sub-Saharan Africa

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Religious totalitarianism

Iran’s protests resonate around the world

Women everywhere must be free to go where they like and dress as they please


Empowerment of female smallholders

An agroecological community project in Mexico has empowered women and achieved a major mindset change of the residents towards them


LGBTQI rights remain sensitive issue

A fashion event steers uproar in Zambia as religious moralists criticise the promotion of homosexuality and minority rights


Small loans for rural women

Micro loans help rural women to start small businesses and to get more financially independent

Gender disparities

South Asian gender disparities get worse in economic crises

Economic downturns hit women and girls harder – for example in Pakistan

Women's rights

Determined youth stand up to Iran’s autocratic regime

Women demanding personal freedom are leading uprising against Ayatollah regime

Development policy

Germany’s approach to feminist development policy

Svenja Schulze on how the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will promote women’s rights

Alcohol abuse

Unwilling and incapable of working

Alcohol abuse of men is a major challenge in central Kenya


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.