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“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai © picture-alliance/Geisler/D. Van Tine

Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!

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24.03.2016 | 15:15

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Dunya Maumoon – Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Rights in the Maldives

 

Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon poses for a photograph during an interview with The Associated Press in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. © AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon poses for a photograph during an interview with The Associated Press in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. © AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena

On the occasion of International Women’s Day Dunya Maumoon, Foreign Minister of the Maldives has been speaking out on women’s rights in her island nation. Maumoon, for many years has been an ardent supporter of human rights and women’s rights in the Maldives, is the daughter of a former president. In a DW interview she underlined her commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad. 

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09.03.2016 | 14:01

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“Why we are so” – Fighting Stereotypes about Women

© Roheena Sajid

© Roheena Sajid

A few months ago some women from Islamabad (Pakistan) organized a conference to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This conference was organized in one of the universities in Islamabad by the collaboration of “Gender And Woman Studies” department professionals. People from different walks of life attended the conference including politicians, teachers, students and social workers. The basic purpose of this conference was to raise awareness about the rape and harassment.

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17.02.2016 | 12:19

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Muniba Mazari: Empowering Women and Girls in Pakistan

© Muniba Mazari

© Muniba Mazari

Muniba Mazari represents the modern woman in Pakistan. In a conservative country like Pakistan, she has broken the stereotypes. She is a writer, artist, singer, activist and a motivational speaker . The beautiful and attractive young female is also a paraplegic, having lost control of both legs after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Recently, UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

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05.02.2016 | 12:37

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Empowering Girls (I)

© DW/Murali Krishnan

© 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)

© DW/Murali Krishnan

© 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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The world’s best female chef

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© Fotolia/Kzenon

Hélène Darroze discovered her love of cooking at an early age. Now she runs two restaurants, has two Michelin stars and has been proclaimed best female chef of the year by a British magazine. What’s her secret? Watch here!

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07.11.2015 | 2:14

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