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Marilyn Monroe — Myth and Muse

Questions have been asked time and again about the real person behind the myth that was Marilyn Monroe. A new exhibition gives fresh insight into the blonde bombshell’s private life.

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26.12.2018 | 14:53

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From terror to triumph – a young Rohingya woman’s journey to the impossible

Formin Akter, a Rohingya refugee girl, smiles as she poses for a picture before heading to Chittagong to attend school at the Asian University for Women, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, August 24, 2018. Picture taken August 24, 2018.

On the first day of the school year at the Asian University for Women in southern Bangladesh, groups of teenage girls in skinny jeans, sleeveless tops and T-shirts chattered, their laughter carrying through the sticky air.

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22.12.2018 | 12:35

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The sky’s not the limit for female aerospace engineer

AS a young girl, Chan May Chong loved to fiddle with electronic gadgets and computers, often taking things apart and putting them back together to find out how they worked. Later, she loved studying math and robotics, where she learnt about programming, something which she says encouraged her to think more proactively about her surroundings.

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05.12.2018 | 9:30

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The Story of a Woman Entrepreneur from Kashmir

Kashmiri society is patriarchal and the region is marred by conflict. The people need role models who can teach them how to survive and to thrive, despite constant adversity and turbulence. 

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23.11.2018 | 13:29

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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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‘We need nature, but nature doesn’t need us’

Belgium-based singer Lala Njava’s native Madagascar is facing a barrage of environmental problems threatening its unique biodiversity. She tells DW why she’s made it her mission to alert people to the dangers.

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19.11.2018 | 13:58

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Africa’s most powerful women

Women in Africa are confronting patriarchy on the political and economic landscape and some are coming out on top. Here are nine of Africa’s most powerful women.

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19.11.2018 | 11:04

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