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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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“Two wheels are better than one”

BangladeshFrom early childhood, I thought that I had a clear idea of life in rural Bangladesh despite the fact that I lived in the port city of Chittagong. My family had strong bonds with small towns and villages and we spent a lot of time there, in the lush and beautiful greenness. When my father died, I realized that there were many hidden realities.

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06.02.2017 | 10:16

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Comments of the Week

© Getty Images/AFP/O. Andersen

© Getty Images/AFP/O. Andersen

What is more important for a country, schools or weapons? A question asked by Malala generated a variety of responses from our readers. Some are of the opinion that the chance to get a good education is vital. Hence a post regarding a five-year-old girl being given in marriage to an adult received many comments.

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06.05.2016 | 13:25

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Nearly all India’s Muslim women reject ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy (I)

Muslim women in India © Reuters/P.Rossignol

Muslim women in India © Reuters/P.Rossignol

More than 90 percent of Muslim women surveyed in India want the “triple talaq” divorce ritual and polygamy banned from family civil law in the country, a study by a women’s rights organization, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), showed.

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04.09.2015 | 16:35

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Nearly all India’s Muslim women reject ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy (II)

Kashmiri Muslim women laugh as they push each other playfully outside a polling station in Wattergam, some 75 Kilometers (47 miles) from Srinagar, India. @ AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Kashmiri Muslim women laugh as they push each other playfully outside a polling station in Wattergam, some 75 Kilometers (47 miles) from Srinagar, India. @ AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Zakia Soman is a founder member of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a mass organization of muslim women in India. According to a survey conducted by her organization, more than 90 percent of Muslim women surveyed in India want the “triple talaq” divorce ritual and polygamy banned from family civil law in the country.

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04.09.2015 | 16:34

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