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Pakistan’s Digital Rights Foundation among Top Ten Entrepreneurs at UNGA

Nighat Dad is the founder of Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), whose helpline is assisting Pakistani women to fight against cyber harassment and online abuse. Dad presented her work at the Innovations Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2018.

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19.10.2018 | 13:39

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Sports Silvia Neid: ‘A female coach wouldn’t be accepted in the Bundesliga’

As a player and a coach, Silvia Neid won all there is to win in women’s football. But the former German international thinks the appointment of a female coach in the Bundesliga is as far away as ever.

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19.10.2018 | 13:29

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‘I left my body there’: A displaced Rohingya woman’s story

Fatima was gang-raped during attacks on Rohingya Muslims as part of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign. Now, she and her family live in a camp in Bangladesh with few prospects, DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl reports.

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18.10.2018 | 8:43

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‘Veiled, Unveiled: The headscarf’ uncovers head coverings

In much of the Western world today, the word headscarf is often automatically associated with those worn by women for religious reasons, especially Muslim women. Yet the idea and practice of covering one’s head with cloth transcends religious, cultural and geographic categories. The show “Veiled, Unveiled! The Headscarf” at Vienna’s Weltmuseum (World Museum) puts headscarf diversity on display.

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17.10.2018 | 11:54

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The fight against breast ironing in Cameroon

It’s an old and painful practice. But even today, young girls in Cameroon have their breasts bound or beaten with stones. A women’s rights group is fighting back against the tradition through education in schools.

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16.10.2018 | 11:43

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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

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12.10.2018 | 12:30

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“The socio-political system is not conducive for the development of Pakistani girls”

Malala Yousafzai

Young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “one child, one pen, one book and one teacher can change the world”. Aimen Rubab agrees but points out that problems arise if the child is a girl, the pen is not free, books are not available and teachers are “totally biased against female students”.

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10.10.2018 | 9:11

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