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Soaring sexual violence pushes Sierra Leone to face ‘rape culture’

“Mary” was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who had been washing clothes in a stream near their home in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, got home to find her child lying on the ground distraught, her legs and dress stained with blood.

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14.01.2019 | 14:35

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Catch them young: Indian writers tell tales of land rights for kids

A picture book for children which highlights the issue of land rights of farmers and indigenous people in India.

Deadly disputes over land and indigenous rights are not obvious themes for children’s books, but Indian writers are using real-life conflicts to help the next generation understand their impact on communities across the country.

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03.01.2019 | 13:15

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Surviving acid attacks

“To disfigure a woman by throwing acid on her face is, to me, one the basest, crudest acts of subjugation imaginable,” said Shah Rukh Khan on Monday (January 22) at World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos.

German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl took pictures of women who survived acid attacks – and discovered extraordinary strength. – Author: Monika Griebeler

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23.01.2018 | 13:48

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Almost every South African woman has a story of struggle

There are different shades of South African women. From caramel, to yellow bone, to peach and beige to brown to melanin envy dark and then 50 shades in between. All of these women are truly beautiful, with a sassy spirit that is required to overcome their back story of struggle and abomination.

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28.03.2017 | 14:50

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The campaign against unilateral Talaq

In 1982, the film “Nikah” was released in India. It was a story of a muslim woman whose marriage is dissolved when her husband says “Talaq, Talaq, Talaq.” Talaq literally means divorce. This film focused on the way in which divorce takes place in a Muslim marriage.

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23.10.2012 | 15:27

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