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Fending for freshwater turtles

Dr Chen Pelf Nyok with a freshwater turtle shell at the TCS River Terrapin Conservation Centre in Kemaman, Terengganu © Vera Nieuwenhuis

Whenever Dr Chen Pelf Nyok visited a Chinese temple in Malaysia as a child with her mother, she would insist on seeing the freshwater turtles, even if they were pressed for time. (It is common practice for the caretakers of Chinese temples to rear turtles in man-made ponds within the grounds.)

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21.09.2018 | 14:33

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The single mothers of Marrakesh

Single mothers in Morocco still experience social discrimination today. They upset the traditional image of the nuclear family, although that has long since become outdated. The “Amal” project in Marrakesh supports theses mothers, who are often among the poorest members of society.

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18.09.2018 | 11:51

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Guarding the border between India and China

© Apoorva Agrawal

Women have now shouldered equal responsibilties with men, and this is quite evident in the Indian security forces. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force is the last of the Central Armed Police Forces to induct women officers in combat roles after the government first allowed it to enroll them in 2016.

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14.09.2018 | 11:06

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From blogger to entrepreneur – an interview with Sabrina Spielberger

The founder of digidip is one of Germany’s most successful female digital entrepreneurs. She spoke to DW’s Manuela Kasper-Claridge about her company and how she got to where she is today.

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12.09.2018 | 13:48

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From victim to vehement educator

Siti Aishah © SPOT

Siti Aishah Hassan Hasri was first sexually assaulted at age eight. Then she was molested four times between the ages of 14 and 26. When she told her parents the first time it happened, they didn’t know how to handle the issue because the perpetrator was a close family friend.

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11.09.2018 | 12:57

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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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#WirSindMehr: “Hostility is the failure of identity”

Insults, violence, attacks on refugee centres. Is this the answer of an enlightened, democratic society, shaped by human and humane values? Fereshta Ludin, high school teacher and former refugee, calls us all to account.

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10.09.2018 | 9:55

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