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Can I, a German woman, dare to complain on this March 8?

When I take a look around the world on “International Women’s Day” I am filled with horror.  Millions of my fellow women are fighting for sheer survival. Fighting for a life free from permanent violence, free from fear of their male surroundings. Fighting for an independent existence on a par with the male part of the population. And they are doing all this without much real hope of immediate success.

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08.03.2017 | 7:28

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The Monthly Exiles

periodFive days ago, Sita Karki, 14, was forced into isolation in a filthy, dark and sweltering cattle shed about 10 minutes away from her home. The reason is that she is menstruating.

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06.02.2017 | 10:36

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“Two wheels are better than one”

BangladeshFrom early childhood, I thought that I had a clear idea of life in rural Bangladesh despite the fact that I lived in the port city of Chittagong. My family had strong bonds with small towns and villages and we spent a lot of time there, in the lush and beautiful greenness. When my father died, I realized that there were many hidden realities.

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06.02.2017 | 10:16

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The Cost of Being a Woman

Experts say that a lot still needs to be done to make women feel safe in the country

The clock strikes 8:30 in the morning. You are already running late for work so you rush out into the streets. As you walk down, a group of men start catcalling you and one of them whistles slyly.

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06.02.2017 | 10:09

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Brave Indian girls and their mission against human trafficking

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Two Indian school girls have received national bravery awards for helping police uncover and arrest a group of cross-border human traffickers. DW spoke to the two girls about the motivation behind their Mission.

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24.01.2017 | 14:34

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