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Abortion in Argentina – A taboo under the lens

Abortion is prohibited in Argentina. In 2012, abortion was made legal only in the case of rape or threat to the woman’s life. Even so, around half a million women undergo the procedure every year. Three photographers are portraying these women in a project designed to spark debate in the country.

   

 

 

 

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13.08.2018 | 10:05

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Malaysia’s Rainforest Warrior

Doing a recce for the SORR 2018 event – Copyright @shariffasabrina.

SHE is as comfortable in platform heels and elegant evening dresses as she is in cargo pants and trekking shoes.

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11.08.2018 | 13:13

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Transgender participation in Pakistan’s elections

The Elections Act 2017 passed by Pakistani parliament in 2017 encouraged transgender people to vote and also to contest in elections. Five transgender candidates took up the challenge, running successful, albeit losing, political campaigns.

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11.08.2018 | 12:51

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Cambodia: Who runs the world? Not women!

A Cambodian-Muslim woman checks her smartphone at her shelter along the Mekong river in Phnom Penh on February 21, 2018.

“This is a man’s, man’s, man’s world,” James Brown crooned in 1966. And though Beyonce in 2011 announced in a song that “girls” run the world, this is not the case at all. James Brown’s statement holds true over 50 years later. Worldwide, the number of women in government and other positions of power remains low. How can “girls” run the world when generally men are at the steering wheel?

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09.08.2018 | 13:06

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Women voters in Pakistan, more aware of their rights?

Although the recent elections in Pakistan have come under fire and there are serious allegations of rigging and poor management, many observers consider the active participation of women voters to be the best thing to come out of this national exercise.

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09.08.2018 | 12:51

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Supershe Island: A retreat where superwomen unite to rejuvenate and network

Supershe island houses a retreat where women can focus on rejuvenating and connecting with other women, learning from each other and empowering each other – it is a space dedicated to women by a woman.

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08.08.2018 | 12:52

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Hundreds of pregnant women risk death in Yemen – U.N.

As the escalating conflict puts medical care out of reach in a country with one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

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06.08.2018 | 15:53

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