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Is it possible to stop child marriage?

 A girl attends a mass prayer during Eid al-Adha festival in Kalitengah village, on the slopes of volcano Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta October 26, 2012. © Reuters

A girl attends a mass prayer during Eid al-Adha festival in Kalitengah village, on the slopes of volcano Mount Merapi, Yogyakarta October 26, 2012. © Reuters

Child marriage is still legal in Indonesia. It sounds provocative and cannot be denied. That it is legal can be seen clearly when the Constitutional Court declined suit against child marriage filed by women and children rights activist in June 2015.

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19.08.2016 | 13:50

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Opinion: America’s fear has a new name – Angela Merkel

merkelclintDonald Trump has described Hillary Clinton as the American Angela Merkel, hoping to cast his rival in a role that feeds the deepest fears of xenophobes, writes DW’s Ines Pohl.

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17.08.2016 | 15:08

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Deadly accusations of witchcraft in India

Indian Witch Hunting victims (L-R) Sugani Rabha, Lakshmi Rabha, Khedai Rabha, Lansun Rabha and Sampui Rabha sharing their ordeals at a state level consultation on 'Witch hunting' organisaed by Asam Mahila Samata Samiti on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Guwahati city, northeast India, 10 December 2010. © picture-alliance/dpa

Indian Witch Hunting victims (L-R) Sugani Rabha, Lakshmi Rabha, Khedai Rabha, Lansun Rabha and Sampui Rabha sharing their ordeals at a state level consultation on ‘Witch hunting’ organisaed by Asam Mahila Samata Samiti on the occasion of International Human Rights Day in Guwahati city, northeast India, 10 December 2010. © picture-alliance/dpa

Every year, hundreds of women in India are attacked and even murdered after being accused of being witches. DW travelled to India’s eastern state of Jharkhand to take a closer look at what could be behind this often fatal superstition.

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16.08.2016 | 15:04

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Iran’s female political prisoners

Bahareh Hedayat © sahamnews

Bahareh Hedayat © sahamnews

Iran is holding numerous women in jail on political charges. They include human rights activists, journalists, artists and simply engaged citizens.

 

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16.08.2016 | 14:17

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Afghan woman defies odds to pursue her dream

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© picture-alliance/dpa/EPA/J. Rezayee

In a country where daughters are locked up and music is frowned upon by fundamentalist extremists, Negin Khpalwak is determined to become Afghanistan’s first female conductor.

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10.08.2016 | 15:55

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