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From terror to triumph – a young Rohingya woman’s journey to the impossible

Formin Akter, a Rohingya refugee girl, smiles as she poses for a picture before heading to Chittagong to attend school at the Asian University for Women, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24, 2018. Picture taken August 24, 2018.

On the first day of the school year at the Asian University for Women in southern Bangladesh, groups of teenage girls in skinny jeans, sleeveless tops and T-shirts chattered, their laughter carrying through the sticky air.

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22.12.2018 | 12:35

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‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China

This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Nary (name has been changed), a Cambodian victim of forced marriage to a Chinese man, cooking at home in Phnom Penh.

Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.

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11.12.2018 | 11:18

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New roads, old war fan sale of Southeast Asian brides in China

Women at a shelter for victims of trafficking in Vientiane, Laos. Oct. 15, 2018.

China’s decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men.

For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.

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07.12.2018 | 13:00

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Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Myanmar’s single mothers

This photo taken on October 19, 2018 shows an unmarried mother (identity obscured) hanging her baby’s diapers while taking refuge at the Myint Mo Myittar Single Mothers’ Foundation in Yangon.

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.

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13.11.2018 | 12:10

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“Shines with the colour of pearls”: Myanmar’s trade in human hair booms

A woman sells her hair at Insein hair market in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2018.

Hair helps to pay the rent for Za Za Lin, whose eyes filled with tears as her long black mane was combed, cut, and untangled by practised hands at a roadside market stall in Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon.

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05.11.2018 | 13:10

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‘Grey is the new pink’ — Moments of ageing

Frankfurt’s Museum of World Cultures shows evolving perceptions of ageing around the world. The multi-media exhibition “Grey is the New Pink — Moments of Ageing” suggests that there is no universal definition.

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25.10.2018 | 14:28

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‘I left my body there’: A displaced Rohingya woman’s story

Fatima was gang-raped during attacks on Rohingya Muslims as part of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign. Now, she and her family live in a camp in Bangladesh with few prospects, DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl reports.

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18.10.2018 | 8:43

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