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Rites of Womanhood

A young Pokot girl is held by a member of her community as she tries to escape a forced marriage, unaware of the arrangements her father had made.

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14.02.2019 | 14:29

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Helping the victims of FGM in Africa

Many girls and women in Africa suffer from the effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), although it is banned in several countries. Doctors on the ground and in Germany provide medical and psychological help.

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07.02.2019 | 11:03

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U.N. investigating ‘surge’ in female genital mutilation in Uganda

The probe comes after Ugandan media reported this week that armed groups had been forcefully conducting FGM in Kween district near the eastern border with Kenya.

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28.01.2019 | 15:50

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FGM: a tradition that remains alive despite international condemnation

Female genital mutilation is still practised in many African countries, despite being officially banned. Girl members of the semi nomadic Pokot ethnic group in Kenya have to undergo the painful ritual.

 

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06.02.2018 | 15:34

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German director Katja Benrath: from film student to Oscar nominee

Director Katja Benrath has been nominated for an Oscar for her award-winning short film, “Watu Wote: All of Us.” She spoke to DW about the universal message of her film, the Me Too movement — and Hollywood’s good side.

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31.01.2018 | 15:38

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Where women rule a patch of land in Kenya

The women of the Samburu tribe face many hardships, including circumcision, child marriage and sexual abuse. Some had enough and decided to set up a safe village just for women.

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02.05.2017 | 10:01

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“Beauty Beyond Skin”

albinoMr. Albinism Kenya: ‘Finally we achieved something.’ Kenya has just crowned its first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism. In a region where people living with albinism live in fear of ritual killings, the beauty pageant offered a rare chance for them to show their talents.

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29.10.2016 | 21:55

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