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Religious intolerance in India: Tough times mostly for women

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© TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

These are difficult and troubled times in India. What began as a trickle of protests has now assumed huge torrents. A number of Indian authors have returned their literary awards to protest against rising religious intolerance in the country.

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27.11.2015 | 15:28

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Women in the news

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© Reuters

We have heard about child marriages in South Asia. Unfortunately this is also widely practiced in Africa. Read more here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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27.11.2015 | 15:24

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Women’s rights in focus in Afghanistan

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© Getty Images/AFP/W. Kohsar

Womens rights and gender equality are in focus in Afghanistan after Kabul University introduced a new course aimed at improving the position of women in Afghan society.

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24.11.2015 | 14:53

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Women and their rights: the reality

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© picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Qadri

The bitter truth can be found in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. I am a woman and I know for sure how far our rights are protected. I understand the problems that could come with our rights but we deserve dignity, respect and to be treated with love.

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16.11.2015 | 6:42

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Comments of the week

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Have you ever seen a Bollywood movie? Tell us what you think. The article about Bollywood and vulgarity on screen got the most comments from our readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week!

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14.11.2015 | 16:52

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Women in the news

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Women have been treated unfairly and even cruelly just because they are in a very vulnerable position and cannot fight for their rights. Follow the news about women’s rights in DW and Women Talk Online!

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14.11.2015 | 16:40

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Sex on display! – Is too much vulgarity on screen inciting violence against women in India?

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© Eros International

The Indian Cinema, or Bollywood as most commonly referred to, is gaining popularity worldwide. Bollywood films are watched in almost every country and its silver screen actors have become brand ambassadors the world over; several of them are making their way to Hollywood now. Bollywood music and dances have entertained audiences and catchy songs called ‘item numbers’ have been a part of their movies.

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07.11.2015 | 14:09

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