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India: Walmart, H&M in spotlight after string of textile workers deaths

Campaigners have recorded over 100 deaths in the past four years in India’s textile hub in the state of Tamil Nadu. They say retailers are shirking responsibility by not asking their suppliers the really tough questions.

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17.09.2018 | 12:49

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From victim to vehement educator

Siti Aishah © SPOT

Siti Aishah Hassan Hasri was first sexually assaulted at age eight. Then she was molested four times between the ages of 14 and 26. When she told her parents the first time it happened, they didn’t know how to handle the issue because the perpetrator was a close family friend.

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11.09.2018 | 12:57

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Small hands, big profits: Syrian child labour in Turkey

Hard work instead of study: in Turkey there are thousands of Syrian refugee children who arenʹt going to school. Many of them work 12-hour days, even though child labour is banned. A visit to a tailorʹs workshop in Istanbul.

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08.09.2018 | 11:25

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Yemenʹs chronicles of death and destruction untold

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Bushra al-Maqtariʹs “What you left behind? Voices from a forgotten war-torn country” is a poignant record of the ongoing war in Yemen, woven with excruciatingly painful accounts of its hapless victims. By Muhammed Nafih Wafy

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08.09.2018 | 11:24

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Public caning of women highlights homophobia in Malaysia

Archive photo of a woman being caned in Indonesia’s Aceh province, from 2017

Marginalized groups in Malaysia have sought better treatment under the new government. But after two women were publicly caned on Monday for indulging in same-sex relations, hopes have been dashed for the LGBT community.

Date

06.09.2018 | 14:35

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When your Tinder feed sounds better than your government

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte poses for a selfie while surrounded by supporters and lawmakers after delivering his state of the nation address at Congress in Manila on July 23, 2018.

You know there’s trouble when your Tinder feed seems more wholesome than the rhetoric coming from the Presidential Palace.

At first, Tinder may have felt like the 21st century equivalent of being bopped on the head, slung over a man’s shoulder and dragged to his cave. But with online dating fast becoming the go-to “meet market”, Tinder now seems more of a virtual bar with a mix of creeps, average Joes, geeks and the occasional unicorn: the nice guy.

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04.09.2018 | 10:13

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Game draws attention to India’s trafficked girls

A stencil of a missing girl on a wall next to street art depicting a young boy

Leena Kejriwal uses art and gaming to share stories of human trafficking and encourage players to take action in the real world. Thousands of girls are forced into the sex trade in India each year.

Date

30.08.2018 | 12:36

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