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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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