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The sky’s not the limit for female aerospace engineer

AS a young girl, Chan May Chong loved to fiddle with electronic gadgets and computers, often taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how they worked. Later, she loved studying math and robotics, where she learnt about programming, something which she says encouraged her to think more proactively about her surroundings.

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05.12.2018 | 9:30

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The Story of a Woman Entrepreneur from Kashmir

Kashmiri society is patriarchal and the region is marred by conflict. The people need role models who can teach them how to survive and to thrive, despite constant adversity and turbulence. 

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23.11.2018 | 13:29

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Gender equality: ‘Battle for fundamental human rights’

Katrin Jakobsdóttir is prime minister of Iceland, and a mother of three

Iceland is often held up as the poster child of gender equality, but as Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir told DW ahead of the 2018 Women Leaders Global Forum, even her country has to keep fighting.

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20.11.2018 | 10:18

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‘We need nature, but nature doesn’t need us’

Belgium-based singer Lala Njava’s native Madagascar is facing a barrage of environmental problems threatening its unique biodiversity. She tells DW why she’s made it her mission to alert people to the dangers.

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19.11.2018 | 13:58

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Africa’s most powerful women

Women in Africa are confronting patriarchy on the political and economic landscape and some are coming out on top. Here are nine of Africa’s most powerful women.

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19.11.2018 | 11:04

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In German politics, women still have a long way to go

Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women’s suffrage. But there’s still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics.

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12.11.2018 | 9:48

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World War I, a revolution for women

Heroic Women of France. World War I propagandizing caption read, ‘All agriculture rests upon their shoulders. Uncomplaining, with an attitude that amounts almost to religious exultation, the women of France bears the burden.’ Ca. 1914-1918.

Driving trams, ploughing fields and manning production lines: World War I radically changed women’s role in society, as they stepped into the boots of men gone to fight for their countries. November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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10.11.2018 | 15:30

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