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The women of Iran – 120 years ago

Antoin Sevruguin, the father of Iranian society photography, captured portraits of Iranian women in the early 20th century, from well-known ladies at the court to women from various tribes around the country.

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07.02.2019 | 15:32

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Helping the victims of FGM in Africa

Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is banned in several countries. Doctors on the ground and in Germany provide medical and psychological help.

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07.02.2019 | 11:03

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After surviving IS, Yazidi women ask to go home

Among thousands fleeing the crumbling dream of an Islamic State group “caliphate” in eastern Syria are alleged jihadists but also survivors of some of their worst atrocities.

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04.02.2019 | 14:47

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London mum guilty of mutilating daughter in landmark FGM trial

Though the practice was outlawed 30 years ago, this is Britain’s first conviction for female genital mutilation

A London mother was found guilty of subjecting her 3-year-old daughter to female genital mutilation on Friday in Britain’s first conviction for FGM – more than 30 years after the practice was outlawed.

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02.02.2019 | 13:41

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Sex sells: Female bodies in advertising

Well-known photographers from Helmut Newton to Guy Bourdin are among those who gained fame by portraying women as objects of desire. An exhibition in Berlin features their provocative works.

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01.02.2019 | 11:22

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How Afghanistan’s urban gardens are changing women’s lives

In this photograph taken on June 2, 2018, Afghan women carry rocks while working at a park in the city of Herat.

It may look like they’re just planting and weeding, but for the women tending the public gardens of Jalalabad, the tasks represent far more: the rare chance to work outside the home in one of Afghanistan’s most conservative and unstable provinces.

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30.01.2019 | 14:40

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Afghan men oppose more women’s rights; elders less hardline

About two-thirds of men think women in Afghanistan have too many rights and that women are too emotional to become leaders.

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29.01.2019 | 13:30

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