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Promoting Muay Thai for self-defense

Gracie Hee, Muay Thai coach and contender © Gracie Hee

In a small but significant way, Gracie Hee is empowering women both physically and mentally thanks to an ancient martial art form from Thailand.

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04.12.2018 | 10:52

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Beauty pageants are hunting grounds for predators

Alexandria Mills of the US celebrates as she is crowned as the 2010 Miss World

Three contestants recently revealed that they had been sexually harassed by one of the sponsors of the Miss Earth beauty pageant, which was held in the Philippines in November.

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03.12.2018 | 14:36

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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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Wedding traditions around the world

Marriages traditions differ around the globe. DW takes a closer look at some wedding traditions worldwide, and we would like to invite you to share with us the wedding tradition in your country.

Date

28.11.2018 | 14:07

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Can’t find a husband? So buy one

Suzanne Heintz got tired of being asked by family and friends when she would get married. Through her art she created a special kind of family. DW takes a look at Heintz’s quirky “Playing House” project.

Date

26.11.2018 | 14:54

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Malaysia needs to criminalize marital rape. Now.

REMNANTS of the colonial era. Patriarchal and archaic. These are just some of the reasons that could explain why marital rape is yet to be considered a crime in Malaysia.

Date

24.11.2018 | 14:34

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