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No fish without sex

Selling fish is the most common way to make a living among women around the Victoria lake. But in order to get fish to be sold, the women have to pay for it – and the currency accepted by the fishermen is sex.

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24.08.2018 | 10:05

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Born of rape

23 years after the genocide, Rwanda is seen as an example in the region. But behind its neatly restored image lurks the tragedy of children born of rape. The trauma for mother and child has yet to be properly addressed.

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17.08.2017 | 13:54

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Women in the News

© picture-alliance/dpa

© picture-alliance/dpa

A woman was one of the culprit of the San Bernardino shooting, which caused the death of 14 people on Wednesday December 2. What moves a woman to commit mass murder? Another question that popped up in the news this week: should a teenage rapist get a second chance? Read on!

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22.12.2015 | 12:13

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How to become a woman, without being cut

FGMsymbolMany FGM traditions are rooted in a transition to womanhood. Maasai girls in Kenya are continuing rich, coming-of-age rituals – without genital mutilation – and learning about their bodies instead.

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05.10.2015 | 10:00

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“Suicide is the leading cause of death among young Indians”

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Mental health continues to remain a taboo topic in India despite the high suicide rates in the country. Roma Rajpal-Weiß, WTO Reporter spoke to Dr. Vikram Patel, renowned psychiatrist and the co-founder of NGO Sangath and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about the stigma attached to mental health in India and the measures that can be undertaken to give rich and the poor equal access to mental healthcare.

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15.05.2015 | 21:31

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A mother’s dilemma

Nearly 1.2 million people in Ethiopia are infected with the deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV. Women and young girls are particularly under threat because of social, political and economic discrimination. Women Talk Online reader Anne Marie Hankins stumbled across this piece of information when her co-passenger on a flight spoke about the plight of mothers in the African country.

Date

17.04.2014 | 14:07

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