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Have you had your breasts checked?

The first Breast Cancer Awareness Month was conceived back in 1985 in the United States. It has since become a tradition in many countries worldwide to designate the month of October for education and awareness raising programs about the importance of early detection and treatment of breast cancer as well as palliative care.

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30.10.2017 | 16:56

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Should a victim’s dressing be part of a discourse on sexual assault?

A black skirt and a red sweater; cargo shorts and t-shirt; a striped sundress. The last one belonged to a six year-old.  

“What Were You Wearing: Survivor Art Installation” was a powerful exhibition that paired 18 outfits with stories from real sexual assault survivors about their experiences. Although hosted by an American university, many survivors of sexual assault can attest to being asked this very question regardless which part of the world they’re from.

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12.10.2017 | 15:26

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What public amenities would you like to see provided for the women in your country?

Toilets for men and women on Ciliwung river in Jakarta, Indonesia

A recent protest called Power to the Peepee saw women from five cities in the Netherlands posting pictures of themselves on Instagram trying to answer nature’s call at men’s urinals. They were reacting to the case of a woman who was fined EUR 90 for public urination in a place in Amsterdam where there was no toilet available for women.

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30.09.2017 | 12:48

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