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Women of the week

 

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This week we focus on a women’s group in Iran, who have been campaigning for freedom and self-expression. The group, called Stealthy Freedom has a page on Facebook. Its founders say that the page ” does not belong to any political group and the initiative reflects the concerns of Iranian women, who face legal and social restrictions.”

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20.10.2014 | 14:09

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The face-off between tradition and modernity in India

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Indian culture has incorporated a colorful variety of traditions and customs for hundreds of years. Even now, the values and norms of Indian culture play a significant role in Indian society. Especially for women there are more stringent rules, because they symbolize the honor of their families.

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20.10.2014 | 13:06

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Books you might want to read when it’s raining outside

bücherWe all know those days. Nothing is really wrong, but the sun doesn’t shine and we feel low. On rainy days like this, sometimes it just helps to go into another world. If you read a good book, you can go there without even having to go out and get wet. I am going to mention some books which are rather different. I will not give you the whole story but I will tell you the end: they live happily ever after. We need some cheering up, so we need happy endings. Keep on reading!

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20.10.2014 | 12:27

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Bangladesh shelves plan to lower marriage age

After widespread criticism on social media, Bangladesh government has changed its plan to lower the marriage age. The minimum legal age of marriage will remain 18 for girls and 21 for boys, according to local media.

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20.10.2014 | 8:56

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Women in the news

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More than 300 girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram may come back home following Nigeria’s deal with the terror organization. Women in Iran are terrified after a spate of acid attacks, but one woman in Nepal has taken on the world of cricket. Read more on women’s themes that made it to the headlines.

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20.10.2014 | 8:37

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