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U.N. investigating ‘surge’ in female genital mutilation in Uganda

The probe comes after Ugandan media reported this week that armed groups had been forcefully conducting FGM in Kween district near the eastern border with Kenya.

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28.01.2019 | 15:50

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Women’s emancipation has yet to reach Ethiopia’s rural areas

Times are changing for the better for women in Ethiopia. The country has its first female president and half of the cabinet are women. But change is much slower in rural areas as DW correspondent Fanny Facsar found out.

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28.01.2019 | 14:37

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Endangered in Ivory Coast: traditional priestesses

A dozen women, their bodies coated with clay, sway to beating drums as if in a trance, ankle bells jingling as they stamp their feet, in the eastern Ivorian town of Aniansue.

They are training to become certified “komians”, or priestesses, steeped in traditional lore, the properties of medicinal plants and the techniques of conflict resolution.

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25.01.2019 | 15:03

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No turning back for Iran’s hijab protesters despite crackdown

Protestors hold a sign “No To Mandatory Hijabi” as hundreds of Canadians took part in a protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran in Toronto, Canada, January 6, 2018.

Iranian women took to the streets holding their hijabs aloft in protests at the strict dress code that quickly spread on social media last year, leading to a “bitter backlash” by authorities.

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25.01.2019 | 15:02

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Women in India’s Kerala fight taboos to climb mountains

Divya Divakaran (left) spearheaded protests to gain access to the peak

Legend has it that the world will come to an end if women scale the Agasthyarkoodam peak in India’s southern state of Kerala. But these women want to take a chance and prove tradition wrong.

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25.01.2019 | 14:27

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The world cupped: The inside story of the bra

Simone Perele lingerie company head of technical development, Anne-Marie Afflard, poses during a photo session at the Simone Perele headquarters in Clichy, outside Paris, on December 20, 2018.

It rarely sees the light of day but the upscale bra is the most tested, sweated over and highly engineered piece of clothing of all.

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22.01.2019 | 15:19

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Morocco group empowers women to fight partner abuse and rape

Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands.

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22.01.2019 | 13:27

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