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Photographer casts veiled women in new light for the West

Copyright: "Sebastian Farmborough"

Copyright: “Sebastian Farmborough”

After spending three years in Saudi Arabia, English-born photographer Sebastian Farmborough felt he had to do something to change the country’s negative image in the West. He tells DW about the project that’s resulted.

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30.01.2015 | 10:53

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Women in the News

 

(picture-alliance/dpa)

(picture-alliance/dpa)

Here’s a round-up of women’s news that made it to the headlines. Did we miss
something? Let us know through your comments.

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30.01.2015 | 10:02

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Allegations of Sorcery in the 21st Century: Violence against Women

 

Asaro Mudmen. Legend has it that they were defeated by an enemy tribe and forced to flee into the Asaro river. The enemy saw them rise from the muddy banks covered in mud and thought they were spirits. People in PNG have strong connections with the spiritual world  (picture-alliance/dpa)

Asaro Mudmen. Legend has it that they were defeated by an enemy tribe and forced to flee into the Asaro river. The enemy saw them rise from the muddy banks covered in mud and thought they were spirits. People in PNG have strong connections with the spiritual world (picture-alliance/dpa)

News about atrocities against women in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was commonplace in the last few weeks. Women who have been accused of sorcery were either killed or forced to flee their homes. But this brutal violence against women is not new in PNG. In June 2014 UN rights adviser Signe Poulsen told DW in an interview that the PNG government had failed to protect the victims and bring the attackers to justice. In fact, over the past view years, women accused of being witches have been tortured or burnt in PNG.

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30.01.2015 | 9:53

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