In Bonn, more than 300 adult students are trying to get their high school diplomas. Silvie Kohlhas is one of them. The office worker wants to go to university to study business psychology, so she's hitting the books after her workday.
India's Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as a third gender. Activist Mohsin Sayeed tells DW the verdict is a step forward for all of South Asia but warns against complacency.
When it comes to the West's engagement in Afghanistan, the field of education is a success. German organizations have played a large role. They're hoping for more time - and aren't necessarily worried about the Taliban.
Freshta Caron risked her life to go to school and then to work as an interpreter in Afghanistan, even as the Taliban killed her friends. Now a student, she's got her sights set on her war-torn country's highest office.
Fearing ostracism by their family, or even death, many former Muslims keep their disbelief secret. A German organization offers support to people who leave Islam for another religion, or for none.
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