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Child marriage ‘epidemic’ on the rise in South Asia

cm7Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.

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26.06.2015 | 13:01

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Under The Spotlight: Women In Media

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

Despite attacks and confrontations, the number of women journalists, who continue to brave the tremendous odds to carve a niche for themselves in the world of print, TV, digital and radio, is on the rise. (This image is for representational purposes only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arifa Noor, resident editor of ‘Dawn’, a daily newspaper published from Islamabad, Pakistan, describes her role as a woman journalist in the following words: “It’s my job to think differently – on war, on politics, on crime and everything else that is covered by the paper I edit. I am here to provide diversity, to celebrate difference. Women are not here [the media] to be limited to a topic or an issue. We are here and we are the difference.”

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26.06.2015 | 12:42

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Comments of the Week

A burqa-clad Afghan woman carries chopped logs after buying them at a firewood yard in Herat. Photograph taken on February 23, 2015 (© AFP/Getty Images/A. Karimi)

A burqa-clad Afghan woman carries chopped logs after buying them at a firewood yard in Herat. Photograph taken on February 23, 2015 (© AFP/Getty Images/A. Karimi)

An article about wearing hijab or burka got most responses from our readers. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comments of the Week.

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26.06.2015 | 12:25

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Women in the News

IS frauenAround 100 German women left to fight for the “Islamic State” and half of them are under 25. Read more about it here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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26.06.2015 | 11:59

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Mukto Mona blogger Rafida Ahmed visited Germany

© Reuters/Str

© Reuters/Str

DW’s the Bobs competition 2015 (#thebobs15) has given an award to the Mukto Mona blog, which means ‘freethinker’ in English. One of the bloggers of the group blogging site, Rafida Ahmed Bonya, will receive the award on June 23, 2015 at GMF (#dw_gmf). We will follow her during the visit and will include regular updates about her. So stay with us!

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20.06.2015 | 16:10

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