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Blacking Out Gender Bias On Screen

Although Geena Davis essayed the role of President of United States of America in TV show, Commander-in-Chief, she believes that women are far less likely to be a judge or doctor or in any other professional or leadership position.

Although Geena Davis played the role of President of United States of America in TV show, Commander-in-Chief, she believes that women are far less likely to be a judge or doctor or in any other professional or leadership position.

What do we learn about women and girls when we turn on the television or go to the movies? Around the world, female characters in films and television take far less space than male characters. They do less interesting things. They are judged by their appearance. That is Geena Davis‘ opinion.

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05.06.2015 | 22:05

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Female “Islamic State” Supporters – The West Needs to Rethink Its Strategy

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The news that at least 12 young Australian women from Melbourne have attempted to join the so-called Islamic State demonstrates its enduring attraction on young impressionable Moslem women in western countries. It is time to rethink western strategies, writes DW’s Grahame Lucas.

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29.05.2015 | 21:17

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Nepali Women – Caught in a Terrible Vortex

Dhankumari © Murali Krishnan

Dhankumari © Murali Krishnan

Dhankumari, 57, lost her belongings and livestock in the killer earthquake that shattered her home on April 25. After the next tremor on May 12, she is even more worried. She is only one of many. Thousands of women and children are affected by Nepal’s devastating earthquake and do not know how to continue with their lives. Relief workers warn of the threat posed to these women by sex traffickers.

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29.05.2015 | 13:51

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Women in the News

© Reham Mokbel

© Reham Mokbel

A report by International Federation for Human Rights suggests men, women and children are being abused after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013. Read more news about women here.

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22.05.2015 | 14:47

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The Silent Screams…

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Today, I’m in peace but there was once when my sealed lips and tear-filled eyes pleaded for mercy. My silence questioned my worth, ‘Am I a piece of land sought to be used for purpose?’

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08.01.2015 | 16:16

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Rape is a woman’s fault, says Bangladesh police

You will probably not believe this. It was hard for me to digest as well, but this police officer repeatedly said that girls should properly cover themselves to avoid being raped. He told this to a female journalist while sitting in a police station.

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27.11.2014 | 10:30

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Women in the news

Media reports indicate that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to lower the age of marriage for women. Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani wants to set an example for women in her country. Will she be succesful? Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days.

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13.10.2014 | 7:58

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