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Indian Guru Exposed As Devil In The Garb Of Saint

After the 50-year-old “saint” Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, also touted as the ‘Guru Of Bling’ or the ‘Rockster Baba’, was found guilty of raping two female followers, riots broke out in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Some 32 people were killed and 180 injured.

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07.09.2017 | 14:34

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A dollar for a priceless point

Despite some earworms from her 1989 album, I admit that the singer, Taylor Swift, wasn’t someone I’d ever “fangirled”. At least, not until now.

And she’s not caught my attention for her artistic work either, but rather for her unswerving stand against a radio DJ who “grabbed a handful of my ass” (her unapologetic words in court).

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28.08.2017 | 16:02

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Malaysia criminalizes child grooming, not child marriage

Last week, Malaysia considered outlawing child marriage, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority nation, without success. Instead, an MP said nine-year-old girls are “physically and spiritually ready for marriage.”

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12.04.2017 | 15:18

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Survivors of domestic violence are portrayed by a powerful collection (I)

Rebekah Trachsel, Credit: Unconventional Apology Project

Chantal Barlow is the initiator of Unconventional Apology Project. It’s about the powerful women who speak out against domestic violence. Read our interview with Chantal and find out what moved her to set up her unusual project.

 

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21.03.2017 | 15:22

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The Monthly Exiles

periodFive days ago, Sita Karki, 14, was forced into isolation in a filthy, dark and sweltering cattle shed about 10 minutes away from her home. The reason is that she is menstruating.

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06.02.2017 | 10:36

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Repentant recruit spreads word about IS

frauenISLaura Passoni was a single mother in a vulnerable state when an IS recruiter sold her a bill of goods about life with the Islamic State. Since her escape, she has dedicated her life to discouraging young people from falling into the same trap.

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29.11.2016 | 14:52

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Lifting the veil of silence – magazine shines light on sexually abused

© Reuters/R. Zvulun

© Reuters/R. Zvulun

The last International Women’s Day has women’s groups around the world calling attention to persistent injustices against women. The Israeli women’s magazine Laisha is attempting to pull sexual abuse out of the shadows by putting victims on its cover.

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22.03.2016 | 14:50

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