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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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Queen Elizabeth’s royal style

© Reuters/R. Cheyne

© Reuters/R. Cheyne

The queen in pink with a pink hat, the queen in blue with a blue hat, the queen in green with a green hat: that’s how we know her now. But was it always that way? Here’s a look back at her carefully planned style.

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21.04.2016 | 11:57

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India does a U-turn and still fails to criminalize marital rape

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

A recent statement, Maneka Gandhi, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, says that marital rape cannot be applied to the Indian context. Her comments have raised many disturbing questions.

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24.03.2016 | 15:33

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“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!

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24.03.2016 | 15:15

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