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A Kingdom of girls tucked away in an Indian village

© Karolin Klüppel

© Karolin Klüppel

Karolin Klüppel, a Berlin-based photographer, travelled to the Indian State of Meghalaya to capture one of the world’s rare matrilineal tribes through her photographic lens.

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04.08.2015 | 12:27

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Comments of the Week

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

Is it possible to be a Ph.D student at that age? Some reader asked that question when they read about the 15-year-old girl Sushma Verma. On the other hand, other readers congratulated her. Is your comment chosen for this week’s Comments of the Week? See here!

 

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03.08.2015 | 17:02

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Women in the News

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© picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb

Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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03.08.2015 | 13:33

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Lives On The Edge: Clearing Landmine

© Colourbox/Korionov Igor

© Colourbox/Korionov Igor

Till a year ago, she could not have ever imagined that she would be working in a minefield every day, strapping on 25 kilograms of equipment to search for the very explosives that used to give her nightmares as a child. Today, though she can identify 10 different types of mines just by sight and, over time, the minefield has become familiar territory.

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24.07.2015 | 15:17

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“We as consumers have lost sight of its cost to the planet.”

© DW/M. Magunia

© DW/M. Magunia

Scilla Elworthy Ph.D., Councillor of the World Future Council and founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, was the one of the first women to publish a report on female genital mutilation that led to the World Health Organization campaign to eradicate the practice. Three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, she recently published her latest book “Pioneering the Possible – Awakened Leadership for a World that works” and is certain that a different future for all of humanity is possible, if humans wake up.

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24.07.2015 | 14:22

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