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The fight against breast ironing in Cameroon

It’s an old and painful practice. But even today, young girls in Cameroon have their breasts bound or beaten with stones. A women’s rights group is fighting back against the tradition through education in schools.

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16.10.2018 | 11:43

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Modern slavery in Germany: Preying on the vulnerable

Slavery may be banned worldwide, but the practice continues to this day. In Germany, instances of forced prostitution and labor exploitation have fueled debate about what contributes to slavery and how it can be stopped.

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24.08.2018 | 13:57

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An estimated 200 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM

A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world’s highest rates.

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23.07.2018 | 14:42

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Tattoos in the Horn

Unique facial and body markings are used across the Horn of Africa to enhance female beauty, although some are more controversial than others.

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16.07.2018 | 10:09

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Is India the worst place in the world to be a woman?

India is the world’s most dangerous nation for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and regressive traditions, said a new study. Activists disagree with its methodology, but agree that gender crimes are up.

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28.06.2018 | 12:17

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Mother’s Day – Not always a cause for celebration

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries. The feminist Ann Jarvis initiated it in the US in 1907 to honor her mother. But being a mom is a risk for many women all over the world.

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12.05.2018 | 14:31

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From the track to the ice: Africa’s first bobsled team

Three Nigerian-American women have made history by becoming the first team from Africa to qualify for Olympic bobsled. The trio of former runners have come a long way since building their first self-made sled.

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08.02.2018 | 13:16

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