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Author Fariba Vafi: Writers struggle for influence in Iran

In an interview with DW, one of the most popular women authors in Iran and Germany talks about the impact of censorship on her work, and why she devotes her time to educate women in writing.

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19.02.2018 | 14:48

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In the name of beauty: Do collagen-based products work?

Let’s face it; the majority of women want to look good.

Whether you are someone who would never be caught dead without full makeup, or you’re comfortable walking around with just a layer of lip gloss, like most of us, you too are likely to sigh at brown spots and frown at fine lines.

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Stand aside Superman and Batman: Here comes Pad Man!

Yes, you read right! Pad Man is a Bollywood film based on the true story of a Coimbatore-based social entrepreneur, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who made it his mission to find a cheaper way to manufacture affordable sanitary napkins for women in his village.

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When age is an afterthought

Recently a friend in Britain sent out invitations for her upcoming 45th birthday celebrations. Her sentiments were unambiguous: “45 is Old, Old, OLD!! Come commiserate with me over a drink or 45!”.

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A bill that discriminates against India’s transgender community

They say it is “discriminatory” and would introduce a gender apartheid that would disadvantage India’s many and complex transgender, hijra, inter-sex and gender variant communities.

India’s nearly three-million-strong transgender community, commonly called “hijras” in Hindi, has long beenan oppressed minority.

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17.02.2018 | 16:27

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The female bouncer from New Delhi

Mehrunnisha Shaukat Ali is a woman, a Muslim and a bouncer in a nightclub in New Delhi. She faces many challenges, mainly from men.

  

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17.02.2018 | 16:20

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