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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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Women in the news

Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines. And if you think we missed something important, tell us through your comments!

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27.11.2014 | 11:02

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Rape is a woman’s fault, says Bangladesh police

You will probably not believe this. It was hard for me to digest as well, but this police officer repeatedly said that girls should properly cover themselves to avoid being raped. He told this to a female journalist while sitting in a police station.

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27.11.2014 | 10:30

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