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Journalist Maria Ressa: ‘President Duterte is bullying media organizations’

In an interview with DW, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is targeting both her and Rappler news for criticizing the government and exposing the war on drugs.

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13.11.2018 | 12:25

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Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Myanmar’s single mothers

This photo taken on October 19, 2018 shows an unmarried mother (identity obscured) hanging her baby’s diapers while taking refuge at the Myint Mo Myittar Single Mothers’ Foundation in Yangon.

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.

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13.11.2018 | 12:10

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A bride for the summer – Sex tourism in Egypt

Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries.

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08.11.2018 | 12:25

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Raped then jailed: Mauritanian women fight to end victim blaming

Sex outside wedlock is by far the most common cause of incarceration for women in Mauritania, accounting for more than 40 percent of female prisoners.

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03.11.2018 | 11:38

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Bibi verdict avoids Pakistan’s blasphemy problem

Religious groups protest against Bibi's acquittal in Pakistan (picture-alliance/dpa/F. Kahn) The Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who had been condemned to death on blasphemy charges, is positive, but Pakistan needs procedural changes to amend controversial laws, says Anis Haroon.

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31.10.2018 | 13:51

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As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to fight back

Girls practice self defence methods during a session with NGO Action Breaks Silence (ABS) called ‘Empowerment through self-defence for women and girls’ which aims to create a world free form fear of gender based violence, at Mbuyisa Makhubu Primary School in the are of Orlando West, in the South African township of Soweto, on October 10, 2018.

In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives.

“You are going to pretend that it is the rapist’s testicles,” says trainer Dimakatso Monokoli, holding out a padded targ

Date

26.10.2018 | 13:55

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Pakistan honor killings haunting young women

Khanzadi Mehboob lives in constant fear for her life after she married against the wishes of her family. Although honor killings are illegal, tribal customs in Pakistan often trump the rule of law. Sattar Khan reports.

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23.10.2018 | 10:08

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