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Bangladesh child laborers: Victims of poverty, apathy and neglect:

In Bangladesh around 4.5 million children are working under hazardous conditions. Some 1.7 million of them live and work in the capital, Dhaka. DW correspondent Mustafiz Mamun has captured their every day lives on film.

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03.09.2018 | 12:54

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Women increasingly drawn to right-wing populist parties, study shows

Right-wing populists are often depicted as angry white men. A new study, however, has found that women are increasingly supporting right-wing populist parties, and they are often more radical than their male peers.

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30.08.2018 | 8:59

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Mother’s Day – Not always a cause for celebration

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries. The feminist Ann Jarvis initiated it in the US in 1907 to honor her mother. But being a mom is a risk for many women all over the world.

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12.05.2018 | 14:31

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Born to curse or be cursed?

Imagine this. Suddenly, one day you are accused of practicing witchcraft and are forced to live in isolation by society. You are accused of bewitching a neighbor’s child or of crop failure. You are forced to eat human excreta. Or you are tortured, attacked, doused with gasoline or beaten to death following the forced accusations.

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24.04.2018 | 13:36

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In Mauritania, slavery’s last bastion

In Mauritania, northwestern Africa, slavery is a fact of modern life. It’s estimated that 10-20 percent of the country’s 3.5 million people are still enslaved in a system rooted in ethnic discrimination. – Author: Robert Asher and Safa Faki

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04.01.2018 | 14:52

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India does a U-turn and still fails to criminalize marital rape

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

An Indian bride waits before a mass community marriage in Bahirkhand © AP Photo/Bikas Das

A recent statement, Maneka Gandhi, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, says that marital rape cannot be applied to the Indian context. Her comments have raised many disturbing questions.

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24.03.2016 | 15:33

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Pakistan’s slum children are football heroes

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Our blogger Beenish Javed (second from the right) poses with the team

Who would have thought that the poorest of poor children, living on streets and slums of Karachi, would become celebrities in Pakistan.

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10.06.2014 | 15:02

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