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Bridging the gap in equal access to education

(From left) Ida Thien, Connie Foong and Cheah Kok Hin, three of the four founders of Closing The Gap. Photo Credit: SOPHIE CHIN

Perhaps she could have pursued a career as a high-flying lawyer, but Ida Thien has absolutely no regrets.

Thien, 27, is one of the four founders of Closing The Gap (CTG), a social project that helps high-potential students from challenging backgrounds overcome hurdles in order to gain access to higher education.

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08.11.2018 | 10:33

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Small hands, big profits: Syrian child labour in Turkey

Hard work instead of study: in Turkey there are thousands of Syrian refugee children who arenʹt going to school. Many of them work 12-hour days, even though child labour is banned. A visit to a tailorʹs workshop in Istanbul.

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08.09.2018 | 11:25

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Bangladesh child laborers: Victims of poverty, apathy and neglect:

In Bangladesh around 4.5 million children are working under hazardous conditions. Some 1.7 million of them live and work in the capital, Dhaka. DW correspondent Mustafiz Mamun has captured their every day lives on film.

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03.09.2018 | 12:54

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Cambodian girls defy gender barriers to excel in technology

The Cambodian government has begun an initiative aimed at encouraging young women to study science and technology. The goal is for more women to become the future leaders in the country’s growing IT sector.

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18.07.2018 | 15:24

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Inside the ‘battery cage’: Prostitution in Germany

Drugs, violence, fatal intimidation: Women sell their bodies for as little as €39 in Germany, while others reap the profits of the transaction. DW met one woman who described her experience as a former sex trade worker.

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23.06.2018 | 19:31

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From Oxford University to Kabul, the Story of an Afghan Girl

Feshta Karim (25) “My education is in public policy and that’s why I want to work in Afghanistan.”

Freshta Karim is 25 years old. She is from Kabul, Afghanistan. Her family moved to Pakistan after the Taliban took power but she remained in Afghanistan until 2002. Later she went to Britain to study.

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01.06.2018 | 13:39

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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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