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Write About Women’s and Girl‘s Rights!

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What’s the situation of women’s and girl’s rights in your country? Gang rape, child marriage, witch hunts, domestic violence, gender bias, glass ceiling, pay gap, discrimination…

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28.07.2016 | 15:39

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Ethiopia’s Spice Girls

The girlband Yegna @ DW/A. Getmann

The girlband Yegna @ DW/A. Getmann

Women and girls in Ethiopia face a daunting number of challenges, including violence. Two out of three women actually believe that wife-beating is justified. All-female band Yegna is confronting the entrenched beliefs that hold Ethiopian women back.

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10.05.2016 | 12:15

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Comments of the Week

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What is more important for a country, schools or weapons? A question asked by Malala generated a variety of responses from our readers. Some are of the opinion that the chance to get a good education is vital. Hence a post regarding a five-year-old girl being given in marriage to an adult received many comments.

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06.05.2016 | 13:25

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Empowering Girls (I)

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© DW/Murali Krishnan

The capacity to bounce back and thrive in the face of adversity is not a natural talent or quality. Rather, it’s the result of a set of skills that can be learned. And no better has this been demonstrated in the impoverished state of Bihar in northern India. 

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29.01.2016 | 15:37

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Empowering Girls (II)

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© DW/Murali Krishnan

Child marriage, considered a human rights violation, is a prevalent phenomenon in India that many activists have been fighting against for decades. A report by the ICRW states that the prevalence of child marriage is 60 percent in the state of Bihar, the highest in the country.

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29.01.2016 | 15:32

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Comments of the Week

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‘Saudi Arabia sentences woman convicted of adultery to death by stoning – her male partner gets 100 lashes.’ This article got the most comments from readers. What do you think about this topic? Give your comment below.

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12.12.2015 | 11:44

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Women in the news

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We have heard about child marriages in South Asia. Unfortunately this is also widely practiced in Africa. Read more here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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27.11.2015 | 15:24

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