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“I delivered an oversized baby with no painkillers”

(Olek, photo © Pranav Mehta/St+ARTIndia)

(Olek, photo © Pranav Mehta/St+ARTIndia)

Polish artist, Agata Oleksiak, also known as Olek, uses bright colored crochet artworks as installations in cities to highlight political and cultural issues. Recently, Olek was in Delhi as a part of the St+art Festival, decorating a homeless shelter with her crochet installation. Local women assisted Olek to create a 40ft x 30 ft yarn to bring attention to the night shelter in Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi. Olek, a self-taught crochet artist uses her work to express her support of women’s rights, sexual equality and freedom of expression. WTO Blogger Roma Rajpal Weiß asked her a few questions about her project and experience in India.

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17.04.2015 | 12:49

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Brazil’s beauty craze: Going under the knife

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Get a grip on Brazil’s beauty craze and check out these #dropdeadgorgeous pictures garnished with some striking facts on global plastic surgery madness.

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17.04.2015 | 12:43

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Women in the News

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Following the death of her son, a Muslim mother vowed to dedicate her life to promoting peace. Now she is doing her bit to combat Islamic State terror. Read more here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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17.04.2015 | 12:35

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Nigeria marks one year since schoolgirl kidnappings

Lawal Emos, father of 17-year-old Comfort, who was abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok.(© DW/A. Kriesch)

Lawal Emos, father of 17-year-old Comfort, who was abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok. (© DW/A. Kriesch)

A series of events is planned in Nigeria and around the world to mark one year since the kidnapping of the schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram militants from the northeastern town of Chibok on April 14, 2014.

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14.04.2015 | 11:15

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Violence against women in Pakistan often met with ‘state inaction’

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Eight years into Pakistan’s democratic transition, violence against women is still endemic, a new ICG report found. The group’s Samina Ahmed talks about why biased attitudes towards women lie at the heart of the problem.

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09.04.2015 | 16:39

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