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Children Living on Railway Stations

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Deepa (who only has one name) is sitting desolate in the corner of the busy Thane railway station in Mumbai. She looks exhausted, weary and frightened after a long train journey that lasted 8 hours …

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18.01.2019 | 15:00

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A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions.

Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting “granny chic” and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online.

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17.01.2019 | 12:37

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‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

Palestinian fashion designer Yasmeen Mjalli speaks while standing in her clothing shop where her label collection “BabyFist” carrying anti-sexual harassment slogans is showcased, in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on December 19, 2018.

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.

She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.

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15.01.2019 | 13:30

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Barred from bathing and banished from home – period taboos around the world

In this photograph taken on February 3, 2017, Nepalese woman Pabitra Giri prepares to sleep in a Chhaupadi hut during her menstruation period in Surkhet District, some 520km west of Kathmandu.
The practice of banning women from the home when they are menstruating is linked to Hinduism and considers women untouchable at this time. They are banished from the home — barred from touching food, religious icons, cattle and men — and forced into a monthly exile sleeping in basic huts.

In many countries women are excluded from religious rituals and banished from their homes while they are on their periods.

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12.01.2019 | 21:02

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#MeToo likely to have palpable effect on 2020 race

The #MeToo movement helped sweep Democrats to victory in November’s midterms, but some of the party’s leading lights, including potential 2020 candidates, face scrutiny from the women’s anti-harassment drive that brought men to account for sexist behavior.

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12.01.2019 | 14:51

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Nargis Hazara, first Pakistani karate medalist at Asian Games

Nargis Hazara, (C), a 19 years old Pakistani karate expert who won Bronze Medal in Asian games held in Indonesia.

Nargis Hazara, a young girl who belongs to the persecuted Hazara community in Pakistan’s conservative province of Balochistan, won a Bronze Medal in Karate at the Asian Games that were held in Jakarta last year. She was the first ever Pakistani athlete to win this title. She shared her experiences with DW in an exclusive interview.

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09.01.2019 | 14:37

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Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’ live in a world apart

In this photograph taken on March 20, 2017, Afghan widows and residents walk to the home of Anissa Azimi, 38, the daughter of the founder of the ‘Widows Hill’, Bibikoh, in Zanabad on the outskirts of Kabul.

The first women settled on this stony slope outside Kabul in the 1990s hoping to escape the stigma those like them are forced to endure.

Today it is known as Afghanistan’s ‘hill of widows’, home to a cluster of women who have eked out independence in a society that shuns and condemns them as immoral.

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05.01.2019 | 16:01

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