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‘Migrant caravan was my only chance’ for a better life

Maribel Ponce Hernandez joined the migrant caravan trekking through Central America to find a better life. The single mom is unflinching in her aim to reach the US, regardless of what President Donald Trump has to say.

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13.11.2018 | 15:09

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8 pioneers in women’s rights

They paved the way for equal rights in Germany, were visionaries in male-dominated fields and leading feminists: Here are eight pioneers from German-speaking countries you need to know.

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12.11.2018 | 16:37

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“Women need to fight with all their might” – Interview with Pakistani human rights activist Jalila Haider

Jalila Haider © Private

A Shia Hazara from Pakistanʹs Baluchistan, human rights activist Jalila Haider has made the persecution of minorities her focus. In interview with Saima Hyder Zaidi, she also takes a stand against patriarchal mind-sets and the objectification of women.

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07.11.2018 | 9:36

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Showdown at Sabarimala – a shrine of contention

Tensions continue to run high in the southern state of Kerala as police crack down on protesters trying to stop women from entering the hill shrine of Sabarimala. It opened to all men and women in October after the Supreme Court lifted a ban on women aged from 10 to 50.

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06.11.2018 | 10:01

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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

Date

12.10.2018 | 12:30

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“The socio-political system is not conducive for the development of Pakistani girls”

Malala Yousafzai

Young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “one child, one pen, one book and one teacher can change the world”. Aimen Rubab agrees but points out that problems arise if the child is a girl, the pen is not free, books are not available and teachers are “totally biased against female students”.

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10.10.2018 | 9:11

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Moving to end child marriages in Malaysia

When a young girl is married off, there’s no denying it; her childhood ends and injustice begins. Not only is deprived of further opportunities for education, she is robbed of her innocence and the right to achieve her full potential.

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09.10.2018 | 12:25

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