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Missing Yazidi women and children hiding in plain sight

While the “Islamic State” (IS) has lost most of its cities in Iraq and Syria, thousands of Yazidis it kidnapped are still missing. Activists say some are being hidden within IS families. Almost half of the over 6,000 Yazidis kidnapped three years ago by the IS group have still not been found. Yet many of them are hidden in plain sight, aid workers and Yazidi activists say, living with Arab families who have sought refuge in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps.

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The tale of a living deity

Her hair is tied up in a top knot. Thick kohl lines her eyes up to the temples. Her forehead is painted in red, with a silver agni chakchuu – the third eye, which is known as the fire eye – staring out from the center. She sits playfully on her mother’s lap while one by one people kneel down to offer her flowers, donations or simply to touch her feet. She appears shy to me, as if not used to receiving strangers. Despite the shyness, her eyes sparkle with curiosity.

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Rolling with the punches

South Africa is a country riddled with crime and corruption, negative press reports and many of the issues that tend to plague developing countries. But there is also another side to the coin, one that sheds light on the hope and courage of its people who get up each morning and attempt to make a difference on the lives of people who surround them. Former bodybuilder and fitness instructor Claude Maphosa pulls no punches when it comes to uplifting his community.

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ABUSE
The death of San Sreylai and the culture of victim-blaming in Cambodia

RIGHTS
Different country different sexual harassment?

CAREER
“Being the only girl amongst the boys was a little tough for me as they would try to push me off track or scare me.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH                                   A hands-on approach to breast health

LIFESTYLE
Bunny tail vs super woman

WOMENTALK
Have you had your breasts checked?

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20.11.2017 | 20:39

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Durga – Addressing gender inequality against women

DURGA, a photography project by Sharmistha Dutta (last picture in the gallery) that addresses the apathy and gender inequality that exists against women, especially widows in India.

See also: “The biggest case of social injustice till today is one that is faced by widows”

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20.11.2017 | 15:49

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Among Women – Showing realistic pictures of Iranian women

Iranians rank among the best customers of the cosmetic industry – despite the strict dress code, the obligation to wear a hijab and the lack of women’s rights. There are many stereotypes about the lives of Iranian women, complains Iranian photographer Samaneh Khosravi. One of them is the woman in a black chador. In her Among Women  and  Teenagers photo series, Khosravi shows how multifarious life in Iran is and how women have adapted their sense of fashion to the rules of the Islamic Republic.

Read also the interview with Samaneh Khosravi

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20.11.2017 | 15:45

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