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The eco crisis lurking in your wardrobe

Sustainable fashion is becoming more mainstream thanks to eco-friendly fashion bloggers and industry heavyweights doing their bit. But the turbo consumerism of the fast fashion phenomenon remains a serious problem.

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18.09.2018 | 11:37

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Can Instagram fashionistas help save the planet?

Fast fashion churns environmental destruction as fast as seasonal trends. So how does sustainability become trendy? As anything does in 2018: on Instagram, one fashion blogger tells DW.

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18.09.2018 | 11:01

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Free love and women: The sexual revolution 50 years on

In West Germany in the late 1960s, young people were demanding change – social, cultural and sexual change. What sparked the sexual revolution and what does it mean for women today?

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10.09.2018 | 13:25

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Meet Yante Ismail, a Malaysian humanitarian, artist and feminist

SHE is a humanitarian worker by day and an artist by night. And both vocations come together beautifully, like a woven tapestry.

Yante Ismail has been involved in non-profit and humanitarian work for 20 years. For the past decade, she has also been a professional artist. Her artwork brings attention to human rights issues, particularly women’s rights and empowerment.

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04.09.2018 | 13:27

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Bangladesh’s first lesbian comic strip heroine

Homosexuality is a taboo in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country. To foster awareness about the rights of homosexual people, the country’s largest gay rights group has launched a lesbian comic strip

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31.08.2018 | 11:38

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On the streets with India’s ‘chai’ vendors

Chai, or tea, they say, is an important part of Indian society. And, in every region, it has its own unique story to tell.

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31.08.2018 | 9:44

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Wearing tradition – thanaka paste in a Rohingya camp

Thanaka, a paste that has been used for centuries to protect skin from the sun, is traditionally applied in swirls to the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women. Itʹs a custom female refugees in Bangladesh are keen to preserve.

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28.08.2018 | 15:22

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