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Born of rape

23 years after the genocide, Rwanda is seen as an example in the region. But behind its neatly restored image lurks the tragedy of children born of rape. The trauma for mother and child has yet to be properly addressed.

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17.08.2017 | 13:54

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The world’s best female chef

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© Fotolia/Kzenon

Hélène Darroze discovered her love of cooking at an early age. Now she runs two restaurants, has two Michelin stars and has been proclaimed best female chef of the year by a British magazine. What’s her secret? Watch here!

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07.11.2015 | 2:14

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Women’s War Wounds Never Really Heal (Part 2)

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“The United Nations, the US, and countless other countries all know about what is happening to us. Everyone has acknowledged [the atrocities] publicly. We are peaceful people and we are being killed mercilessly,” Ameena Sawwan states.

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08.05.2015 | 14:07

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Women’s War Wounds Never Really Heal (Part 1)

A raging war in Syria has exposed countless women to mind-numbing violence. (Credit: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development) © WFS

A raging war in Syria has exposed countless women to mind-numbing violence. (© Russell Watkins/Department for International Development)

For Ameena Sawwan, the survivor of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, it was the Arab Spring that turned out to be the beginning of a nightmare in which she is trapped even today. What started off as peaceful protests against a repressive regime soon gave way to a series of retaliatory attacks by government forces. These days, a civil war rages in her country, a war  which has exposed countless citizens, particularly vulnerable women and children like Ameena and her little nieces and nephews, to mind-numbing violence.

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08.05.2015 | 13:45

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