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‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

Palestinian fashion designer Yasmeen Mjalli speaks while standing in her clothing shop where her label collection “BabyFist” carrying anti-sexual harassment slogans is showcased, in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on December 19, 2018.

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.

She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.

Date

15.01.2019 | 13:30

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The ‘She Homes’ Project in India and the Possibility of Traveling Women

Traveling, safety and power are deeply interlinked in the populous, diverse and inherently patriarchal country of India. Because of this complexity, women have often refrained from traveling by themselves. In Kerala, however, things may be changing.

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29.12.2018 | 14:23

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Journalist Maria Ressa: ‘President Duterte is bullying media organizations’

In an interview with DW, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration is targeting both her and Rappler news for criticizing the government and exposing the war on drugs.

Date

13.11.2018 | 12:25

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Pakistan’s first transgender anchor: ‘I struggled a lot to be accepted’

Marvia Malik is Pakistan’s first transgender news presenter. In a DW interview, Malik says she had to work hard to break taboos and finally be accepted by a society that discriminates against transgender people.

Date

29.03.2018 | 16:04

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#MeToo in India: ‘Women’s rights need more than just a social media campaign’

In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet.

Date

20.03.2018 | 14:41

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Sex robot reveals an implicit acceptance of male aggression towards women

At a trade show in Austria, a sex robot named ‘Samantha’ was put on display to show off her advanced features and realistic human-like qualities. She not only talks, but also has built-in sensors all over her silicon body that can respond to romantic and sexual gestures. During the first two days of the show, the $5000 sex bot was introduced to interested parties under the watchful eye of its developers Dr Sergi Santos and Arran Lee Squire of Synthea Amatus. On the third day, the developers decided to leave her unsupervised for men to do as they pleased.

Date

21.01.2018 | 13:20

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We own these streets too

I started my feminist organisation, Not Your Body, primarily because of street harassment. I can confidently proclaim to the world that there is a category of Ugandan man who needs to be placed on an island somewhere, for they serve no purpose to the evolution of their nation.

Date

09.01.2018 | 13:27

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