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UN campaign to eliminate violence against women

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November 25th has been selected by the United Nations as its International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on everyone around the world to support the campaign, which is a really important signal, writes Grahame Lucas.

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27.11.2014 | 15:25

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Three years and counting

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against WomenRecently, the world marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. But the day with a positive message, started with three awfully disturbing messages.

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27.11.2014 | 15:14

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‘Journalists don’t work to win awards’

Deutsche Welle journalist Waslat Hasrat Nazimi has been nominated for this year’s Rumi award for best international journalism. She is the first woman journalist to be nominated in this category of the Rumi prize, named after the 13th century poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi Rumi . Here, she shares some of her thoughts and experiences as a German-Afghan journalist.

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27.11.2014 | 13:23

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Woman of the week

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is our Woman of the week! The tennis ace has recently been chosen as the Goodwill Ambassador by UN Women following the International Day for Violence Against Women.

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27.11.2014 | 12:40

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Breast ironing: ‘Yes, I did this to my daughter’

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Fomuso Kazua (name changed) was just a few days shy of turning 12 when she attained puberty. That was also when she started showing signs of developing breasts. One day, out of the blue, her mother told her that she would have to do something that would seem unpleasant to Fomuso, but she had no choice because all girls had to go through it.

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27.11.2014 | 11:43

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