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‘I am enough for myself,’ says Irha Parishei, a transgender woman

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Irha Parishei is a transgender woman who is currently pursuing an engineering degree at NUST University. She has taken it upon herself to challenge the many ugly stereotypes about the transgender community. She works with Pakistan’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) to raise awareness and has met various politicians. She shared some of her experiences and the challenges she faces in an interview with DW.

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22.08.2018 | 13:50

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Elderly women do more housework – and suffer for it

Elderly women do nearly five hours of housework per day on average. Men do closer to three. That difference is bad for women’s health, and it’s important to think about as baby boomers retire.

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20.01.2018 | 14:57

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“Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Indians”

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Mental health continues to remain a taboo topic in India despite the high suicide rates in the country. Roma Rajpal-Weiß, WTO Reporter spoke to Dr. Vikram Patel, renowned psychiatrist and the co-founder of NGO Sangath and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about the stigma attached to mental health in India and the measures that can be undertaken to give rich and the poor equal access to mental healthcare.

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15.05.2015 | 21:31

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Escaping anorexia: one woman’s journey

Antonia thought being thin would make her happy, but instead she slipped into a spiral of despair and ended up in hospital. Now she’s through the ordeal and is a role model to thousands worldwide.

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30.04.2015 | 14:46

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Marred happiness: a case of post-partum depression

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We don’t accept the severity of situations until we find ourselves in tough spots.  Some of us remain silent while others seek help. I choose to write about it.

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18.11.2014 | 11:14

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Get off the couch!

From the young Bollywood star Jiah Khan to Hollywood’s heartthrob Marilyn Monroe, depression has destroyed several women. It is like a cancer that slowly and steadily kills one’s love for life and may even lead to suicide. The World Health Organization estimates that the depressive trend is two to three times more in women than in men. Every year, more than 350 million people around the world die of depression. Surprisingly, India tops the list for having the maximum number of depressed people in the world. Debarati Mukherjee speaks to psychologist Mandira Khandve who offers solutions to help Womentalkonline readers to lead a depression-free life.

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04.07.2013 | 10:55

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