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Dry fruit seller women decorating their hands with Hina © DW/Unbreen Fatima

Dry fruit seller women decorating their hands with Hina
© DW/Unbreen Fatima

Women of today’s world face different challenges in life, whether it is public or private sphere. The nature and extent of suffering for women largely vary, depending on the geographical location they happen to live in. But there is one common problem which most of the women face: Obsession for thinness. This obsession is severely damaging women’s physical and psychological health and affecting their entire lives.

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20.07.2016 | 16:25

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My country and its femicides

A demonstrator wears a hat with a picture of late environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres during a protest to demand justice over her murder of in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 9, 2016 © REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A demonstrator wears a hat with a picture of late environmental and indigenous rights activist Berta Caceres during a protest to demand justice over her murder of in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 9, 2016 © REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Honduras has the highest incidence of femicides and in ninety percent of these cases, there is no police investigation. This is a country with the highest level of femicide in Central America. In the last 10 years about 4,500 women have been murdered in Honduras.

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20.07.2016 | 15:36

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Africa’s first ladies: Soft power at work

FirstladycoverThey may not have been elected but they still hold considerable power and influence. Some of Africa’s first ladies even have an eye for the presidency. Meet the women behind these leaders.

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19.07.2016 | 13:25

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Pakistani celebrity Qandeel Baloch: Yet another victim of Honor Killing

Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled in what appeared to be an "honour killing," in Multan, Pakistan, is pictured in a selfie on her Facebook page. (Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters)

Social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, who was strangled in what appeared to be an “honour killing,” in Multan, Pakistan, is pictured in a selfie on her Facebook page. (Baloch/Facebook/via Reuters)

Pakistani model Qandeel Baloch, touted as the Pakistani ‘Kim Kardashian’ was loved and loathed for her controversial comments and viral videos. Last week, she was murdered by her brother because he believed that she had been dishonoring the ‘Baloch’ name. 

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19.07.2016 | 9:30

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Women battle tough times in drought-hit India

An indian woman walks on a dried and cracked water pond as she carries bucket to take drinking water. © Imago/Zuma Press

An indian woman walks on a dried and cracked water pond as she carries bucket to take drinking water. © Imago/Zuma Press

In the baking sun and swirling dust, Madhu, 37, looks dejected as she surveys the parched field of kharif paddy and pulse crops in Hamirpur in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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29.06.2016 | 14:15

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