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Ethiopia’s Spice Girls

The girlband Yegna @ DW/A. Getmann

The girlband Yegna @ DW/A. Getmann

Women and girls in Ethiopia face a daunting number of challenges, including violence. Two out of three women actually believe that wife-beating is justified. All-female band Yegna is confronting the entrenched beliefs that hold Ethiopian women back.

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10.05.2016 | 12:15

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Comments of the Week

© Getty Images/AFP/O. Andersen

© Getty Images/AFP/O. Andersen

What is more important for a country, schools or weapons? A question asked by Malala generated a variety of responses from our readers. Some are of the opinion that the chance to get a good education is vital. Hence a post regarding a five-year-old girl being given in marriage to an adult received many comments.

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06.05.2016 | 13:25

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Women, in public and private spheres

stickenWomen’s empowerment and freedom are considered to be directly connected to the employment of women, and it is generally believed that if a woman does a job and is financially independent, the chance of her being exploited on the basis of her gender are minimal. But is it just a theory or is it actually so?

This is a blog from one of our readers, Roheena Sajid from Pakistan. We welcome other readers that would like to write for us.

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03.05.2016 | 8:24

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Women in the News

@ Getty Images/M. Wilson

@ Getty Images/M. Wilson

Hillary Clinton got a lot of support in the last primary. On the other hand, some people have accused her of being pandering to Wall Street. Check out this story and other topics about women.

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26.04.2016 | 9:24

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“A splash of color” in the lives of widows in India

widowThe city of Vrindavan in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is also known as the ‘City of Widows’ and is home to an estimated number of 20,000 women who have lost their husbands. These women have been abandoned by their families and are shunned by the society because of many superstitions. Widows are said to bring bad luck and being a widow is considered the biggest curse for a woman.

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21.04.2016 | 12:52

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