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Free love and women: The sexual revolution 50 years on

In West Germany in the late 1960s, young people were demanding change – social, cultural and sexual change. What sparked the sexual revolution and what does it mean for women today?

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10.09.2018 | 13:25

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Abortion in Argentina – A taboo under the lens

Abortion is prohibited in Argentina. In 2012, abortion was made legal only in the case of rape or threat to the woman’s life. Even so, around half a million women undergo the procedure every year. Three photographers are portraying these women in a project designed to spark debate in the country.

   

 

 

 

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13.08.2018 | 10:05

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‘We need to change that girls are seen as objects’ to stop sexual violence, says UNICEF

At least 15 million girls have been victims of sexual violence, yet only 1 in 100 sought help, according to the UN’s children’s agency. Most children knew their abusers, says the report’s author Claudia Cappa.

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25.11.2017 | 11:28

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Indian women fighting cancer with sanitary pads

In a country where many still view menstrual blood as a prop for black magic, a team of scientists in India have dared to convince rural women to hand over used sanitary pads to help detect cervical cancer.

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24.10.2017 | 13:40

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Modesty by any other name

Fashion is fickle. What’s passé one year becomes au courant  the next. But watch it long enough and you’ll notice repetitions. So how to market recycled fashion? Maybe give it a novel sounding name.

Like “modest fashion.” A term that somewhat irritates me.

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17.07.2017 | 15:32

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Agents of Ishq – Conversations about sex shouldn’t only be about abuse and rape

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

The narrative of sex in India tends to have got stuck on the issues of violence, rape and harassment. This is not surprising considering that India is a country in which a majority of the women face sexual violence on a daily basis.

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24.03.2016 | 15:03

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