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“Two wheels are better than one”

BangladeshFrom early childhood, I thought that I had a clear idea of life in rural Bangladesh despite the fact that I lived in the port city of Chittagong. My family had strong bonds with small towns and villages and we spent a lot of time there, in the lush and beautiful greenness. When my father died, I realized that there were many hidden realities.

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06.02.2017 | 10:16

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Better safety for Bangladesh’s garment industry

Bangladeshi women work in a garments factory in Dhaka©MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

Bangladeshi women work in a garments factory in Dhaka©MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

After the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,100 people, Germany set up an initiative to improve working conditions in Bagladesh’s clothing industry. DW explores how much progress has been made.

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01.11.2015 | 14:17

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Girls in the News

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

United Nation General Assembly has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child (#dayofthegirlchild). This way the UN recognizes the special challenges many girls around the world are facing and stresses the importance of the fight of girls’ rights. For this we compiled tweets with information about girls’ education in many countries, the celebration of the Day of the Girl Cild and news about girls that made it to the headlines.

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20.10.2015 | 11:54

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Women in the News

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© picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb

Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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03.08.2015 | 13:33

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Child marriage ‘epidemic’ on the rise in South Asia

cm7Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.

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26.06.2015 | 13:01

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