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Female Artist in Libya – How art paints the way in the country

Takwa Barnosa (left) – with Namibian entrepreneur Zodidi Jewel Gaseb – discusses her work

Two years ago, the 19-year-old Libyan artist Takwa Barnosa founded an art foundation in her traumatized homeland. She explains to DW what she seeks to achieve with it.

Date

28.06.2017 | 10:02

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“Can the media uphold gender equality and diversity in an age of great uncertainty?”

This was the topic of a panel discussion I attended at the Global Media Forum that was recently held in Bonn, Germany.

Featuring four female panelists and a male moderator, the discussion covered everything from the Women’s March on Washington and the use of social media to communicate women’s narratives that are not  published by the mainstream media in certain countries, to female quotas in the workplace and the UN’s sustainable development goals to achieve equal rights for women.

Date

27.06.2017 | 14:38

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Berlin government to ban sexist advertising on billboards

On the picture: “Don’t look – rent”

Berlin’s government wants to ban sexist ads across the city after three districts set out similar plans. Advertisers say the issue is irrelevant, but local politicians say misogynist advertising influences children.

Date

21.06.2017 | 13:58

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Why Ellen Ripley will always be my favorite action heroine

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

I never tire of watching Ridley Scott’s “Alien”, and its sequel “Aliens” starring Sigourney Weaver. (I can’t say the same of parts 3 and 4 as I think they simply attempted to milk what was once a gripping storyline. But I digress).

Date

20.06.2017 | 10:51

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The expat wife: ‘What every women needs to know before she marries a foreigner.’

I just knew I had to follow the smile in his golden eyes into the sunset. It involved jumping on a plane, while barely knowing the inner workings of his soul or where on Google’s map he lived. It involved a great deal of bravery, a trusting heart, money I wasn’t sure I had, faith the size of a mustard seed  and a spirit of adventure.

Date

20.06.2017 | 10:44

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