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A woman’s fight to embolden Malaysia’s voiceless

Lawyer Siti Kasim has been striving to empower Malaysia’s marginalized and oppressed communities to speak up for themselves. Vociferous, unapologetic, doesn’t suffer fools gladly: that about sums up Siti Zabedah Kasim.

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15.03.2017 | 17:48

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Women in the News

A women from Syria with her baby as they have just arrived in Münich. @ picture-alliance/dpa/S. Hoppe

A women from Syria with her baby as they have just arrived in Münich. @ picture-alliance/dpa/S. Hoppe

Refugee crisis is still a big topic in Europe. As governments obviously not able to find a way to solve this problem, normal people have been working as volunteers to help refugees with food, clothing, toys for children and one woman even saved a refugee’s by taking him to her boat in the Aegean Sea. Read more about her and other news about women here.

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18.09.2015 | 19:24

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Women in the News

© picture-alliance/dpa/EPA/R. Yongrit

© picture-alliance/dpa/EPA/R. Yongrit

Even though female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of human right it is still practiced on babies and young girls in many countries because the misconceptions surrounding FGM are deeply rooted in traditions reaching back many generations. But the fight against FGM continues and some of the campaigns against it have begun to bear fruit if only slowly. Read more news about FGM and other topics about women here!

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29.05.2015 | 12:31

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Empowerment, Not Violence Against Women

The Persian writing on her hands: women should have the same rights as men (picture-alliance/dpa)

The Persian writing on her hands: women should have the same rights as men (picture-alliance/dpa)

When we hear the phrase “women’s issues,” numerous issues and problems come to our minds and most of the problems have been prevalent for centuries. In spite of the plans and policies at national and international levels, no substantial work has been done for the elimination of these issues from women’s lives. Only superficial efforts have been made, which hardly influence the living standards of women at grass root level.

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08.01.2015 | 22:20

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Yet another gang rape in India

Yet another gang rape – this time in a bus in the Indian capital – has revived the debate in India as to whether the country is safe for women. What makes the debate all the more urgent is the fact that this heinous crime is similar in nature to several others in the last few months without any stern punishment of the offenders.

Before debating further on the safety of women in Delhi, or making comparisons with crime statistics in the city’s past,

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18.12.2012 | 10:38

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