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‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Nary (name has been changed), a Cambodian victim of forced marriage to a Chinese man, cooking at home in Phnom Penh.

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

Date

11.12.2018 | 11:18

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It’s time to close the gap

International Women’s Day is that time of year when the women of this world get a whole entire day dedicated to gender equality, and this year it was about pushing for progress in the work place. Excuse me if I’m a little jaded, but after a series of interviews with young professional women trying to crack the glass ceiling and secure leadership positions, it seems their dreams are somewhat a pie in the sky, as their challenges keep increasing.

Date

15.03.2018 | 13:36

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Domestic worker won first prize with poem about love and struggles

Women triumphed for the first time in the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition in Singapore, as female domestic workers came in first, second and third in its fourth edition on Sunday, December 3. Like many other domestic workers, after her 14-hour work day, Indonesian domestic worker Deni Apriyani retreats to her room in Singapore and reaches for a pen to jot down her feelings, in poem after poem.

Date

08.12.2017 | 14:09

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