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Terre des Femmes says, ‘End child marriage!’

Child1Child marriage impedes a girl’s education and fosters violence. It must be eradicated, says Monika Michell from the women’s rights organization Terre des Femmes.

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23.12.2016 | 13:37

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‘Sonita,’ the Afghan teen who raps to end child marriage

Sonita1Her family wanted to sell her as a bride. An Iranian film director saved her by breaking the main rule of documentary filmmaking: do not interfere. The story became one of the best documentaries of the year, “Sonita.”

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23.12.2016 | 13:03

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Afghan woman defies odds to pursue her dream

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In a country where daughters are locked up and music is frowned upon by fundamentalist extremists, Negin Khpalwak is determined to become Afghanistan’s first female conductor.

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10.08.2016 | 15:55

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Indian women take over ‘men’s sport’

Sport5India recently launched its first women professional Kabaddi league. The popular South Asian sport has traditionally been dominated by men but women Kabaddi players say they are out there to demonstrate the ‘girl power.’

 

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01.08.2016 | 15:52

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Former Boko Haram captives face stigma, rejection in Nigeria

Chibok1There was huge relief after one of the missing Chibok girls was found. She is one of the many captives who have been set free from Boko Haram. But those freed face a tough time of re-integrating back into society.

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30.05.2016 | 12:31

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