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Moving to end child marriages in Malaysia

When a young girl is married off, there’s no denying it; her childhood ends and injustice begins. Not only is deprived of further opportunities for education, she is robbed of her innocence and the right to achieve her full potential.

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09.10.2018 | 12:25

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Where Even The Daughter’s Mind is Without Fear, And Even Her Head is Held High

Kashmiri muslim school girls dressed in traditional outfits

I met two innocent girls singing at a crossroads during my trip to the Kashmir valley. There was an exuberance infused in their song and they were dancing without any care for tomorrow. It was probably a folk song. I don’t remember the girls’ names now. But I still recall their fondness for Maggi. One of them told me that whenever they got money from the tourists, they immediately headed to spend it at a local food stall. This little encounter with the two happy and talented souls stayed with me as a serendipitous memory for some time.

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08.10.2018 | 9:53

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Tapping indigenous knowledge to protect orangutan

June Rubis at a rice field in Sarawak © June Rubis

WHEN Malaysian June Rubis was an undergraduate at a Canadian university, she was told by a professor that she could never do orangutan field research because she was a woman, of the wrong nationality – even though orangutans are found in Malaysia – and that she would never have enough capital to do it.

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07.10.2018 | 8:59

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Women’s hockey in conflict-torn Kashmir

© Muzamil Bhat

Chasing her dream of becoming a hockey player, Inayat Farooq from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has had to battle all the odds in Indian society since deciding to play at this beloved sport.

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05.10.2018 | 13:22

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Japanese women struggle to have a voice in politics

The difficulties facing women seeking to break into Japan’s male-dominated political world have been underlined by two recent incidents that critics say demonstrate Abe’s ambivalence towards women’s empowerment.

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05.10.2018 | 12:34

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Banking on sustaining local heritage – A woman’s true purpose in life

Sasibai Kimis. Photo Credit @Kenny Loh

From investment banking to private equity, Malaysian Sasibai Kimis’ career in finance took her her all over the world, from London to New York to Ghana.

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04.10.2018 | 12:53

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Rebooting Mindsets to Get More Girls in STEM

© Audrey Pe

Audrey Pe was 13 years old when she found herself smitten by series of letters such as HTML, CSS and other coding terms she learned about in class.  

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03.10.2018 | 12:51

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