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New roads, old war fan sale of Southeast Asian brides in China

Women at a shelter for victims of trafficking in Vientiane, Laos. Oct. 15, 2018.

China’s decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men.

For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.

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07.12.2018 | 13:00

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Shedding clothes and taboos, Mexican women learn to sext safely

A woman takes part in a workshop on sexting safely and responsibly in Mexico City, on August 27, 2018.

Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word “sexting.”

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06.12.2018 | 13:31

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Afghan rock band struggles to hit right note in Iran

Afghan musician Soraya Hosseini, a member of the Arikayn rock band

The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran’s capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.

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04.12.2018 | 14:57

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This house protects babies who are almost aborted

Abortion? Until now the issue has become a controversy. WHO notes, every year, there are around 50 million cases of abortion in the world. In Bandung, Indonesia, there is a house that accommodates prospective mothers who are unwillingly pregnant. The place is called Rumah RUTH or House of RUTH. 

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02.12.2018 | 15:29

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Women’s fight for toilets in rural Pakistan

In this picture taken on November 15, 2018, a Pakistani woman pumps water from a hand pump next to a toilet in Basti Ameerwala village in central Punjab province.

For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets — but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan.

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29.11.2018 | 11:14

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Indonesia president urges woman to be jailed in harassment case to seek justice

According to media reports, Maknun was harassed by the head of a school where she worked as a contract teacher on the island of Lombok.

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20.11.2018 | 13:03

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Athough she is a woman, she has to pretend to be a man

Sonia Shehzadi lives in a conservative village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where opportunities for girls and young women to access education are limited because there is poor public transportation and they cannot ride a motor bike freely. To help her family do the daily tasks and to complete her education, Shezadi dresses like a man.

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16.11.2018 | 15:20

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