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Selling Coffee – a stimulant for business

 

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A daily cup of coffee in Addis Ababa doesn’t only brighten the day, it is also good for the local economy. Women who sell coffee on the streets make a modest living from their trade.

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26.01.2015 | 9:19

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Women in the News

A young Senegalese girl under cover in her mother's traditional clothes, while they attend the official renouncement ceremony of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in Kidira, eastern Senegal, Sunday 12 March 2006.  Rights: picture alliance/dpa

A young Senegalese girl under cover in her mother’s traditional clothes, while they attend the official renouncement ceremony of  Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in Kidira, eastern Senegal, Sunday 12 March 2006.
Rights: picture alliance/dpa

Here’s a round-up of women’s news that made it to the headlines. Did we miss
something? Let us know through your comments.

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22.01.2015 | 10:05

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Step By Step, These Muslim Women Break Stereotypes

 

A snapshot of some of the photographs taken by girls enrolled in the feminist leadership programme.

A snapshot of some of the photographs taken by girls enrolled in the feminist leadership programme.

Lucknow (Women’s Feature Service) – Nasreen, 32, does not have a second name. A few years ago she had no income either. All that this purdah-clad mother-of-four had was a little experience in stitching. Like countless other Muslim women from conservative homes in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Nasreen, too, was forbidden to step out of her home. Despite living in crushing poverty she was not allowed to look for work to chip in and make things better. For a long time she struggled on but when it became a matter of life and death, Nasreen decided to take some tough decisions. “I decided to defy everyone in my family and grabbed the first job that was offered to me,” she says.

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22.01.2015 | 9:46

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Multitasking dad puts on pants while holding baby

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(Copyright: www.youtube.com)

A video of a father putting on pants while holding his baby in both hands has gone viral. Many people have shared the video on social media. The identity of the dad has not yet been discovered but he showed an amazing way to put on pants while holding a baby in both hands. And he took only 90 seconds to complete the job!

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22.01.2015 | 9:24

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Fight for Women’s Rights Everywhere

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped recently in Nairobi by men who claimed that she was dressed indecently.

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped recently in Nairobi by men who claimed that she was dressed indecently (Copyright: Reuters/N. Khamis)

I was involved in a discussion started by a friend of mine a couple of days ago. In his opinion, “women’s rights are hardly an issue in most developed western countries in comparison to 100 years ago.” So he thinks that “what liberated woman and supportive men of these western countries need to do is go to a country that really does have woman impediments, and make a difference for them.”

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19.01.2015 | 22:17

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