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Shedding clothes and taboos, Mexican women learn to sext safely

A woman takes part in a workshop on sexting safely and responsibly in Mexico City, on August 27, 2018.

Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word “sexting.”

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06.12.2018 | 13:31

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Clutching two small children, a Honduran mother flees tear gas

In the shot, taken on Sunday, you can see Honduran mother Maria Meza grabbing the thin arms of her two 5-year-old twin daughters Cheili and Saira as they frantically run from a tear gas canister spewing fumes.

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05.12.2018 | 13:33

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Promoting Muay Thai for self-defense

Gracie Hee, Muay Thai coach and contender © Gracie Hee

In a small but significant way, Gracie Hee is empowering women both physically and mentally thanks to an ancient martial art form from Thailand.

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04.12.2018 | 10:52

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Shame, fear, financial dependence – Many European women are afraid to report abuse

Germany, A modern country ruled by a powerful female chancellor for three consecutive terms, might appear unlikely to be high on an index of aggressive gender behavior.

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22.11.2018 | 15:46

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Chayn: Helping Women through Information

Hera Hussain’s social enterprise Chayn is helping women in abusive relationships or environment to find the right information and support they need to take control of their lives. This initiative got her on MIT Technology Review’s Innovators list of Under 35, 2018, Forbes 30 under 30 – Social Entrepreneurship 2018.

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21.11.2018 | 10:43

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Gender equality: ‘Battle for fundamental human rights’

Katrin Jakobsdóttir is prime minister of Iceland, and a mother of three

Iceland is often held up as the poster child of gender equality, but as Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir told DW ahead of the 2018 Women Leaders Global Forum, even her country has to keep fighting.

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20.11.2018 | 10:18

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Against all odds, Uganda women make a stand

Charity Kyohirwe did not turn up to her local  church on the evening of March 23rd. The 32-year-old’s body was found the following day with marks of strangulation and sexual abuse. The suspects had used Kyohirwe’s own mobile phone to call her relatives and demand a ransom of five million shillings ($1,290). The family could not afford to pay.

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14.07.2018 | 19:14

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