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12-year-old Thea’s wedding

Thea from Norway is barely a teenager, yet her parents have decided to marry her off to 37-year-old Geir. Thea’s written a blog, documenting all her experiences up to the wedding day.

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13.10.2014 | 12:44

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Malala under online attack for Nobel Peace Prize

Pakistani teen Malala Yusufzai and Indian Kailash Satyarthi have jointly won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, but unfortunately for Malala, the decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee sparked a smear campaign against her on social media.

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13.10.2014 | 9:52

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Acid attacks: when love turns into hate

German photographer Ann-Christine Woehrl has taken pictures of women who survived acid attacks – and discovered extraordinary strength.

Acid attacks in several Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan have been plaguing women for a very long time. In fact, even men have sometimes fallen prey to obsessed lovers who use this method to take revenge. Here is a repost of an older Women Talk Online report in which an acid attack survivor, Sonali Mukherjee, spoke to Samrah Fatima about her experiences.

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13.10.2014 | 8:30

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Women in the news

Media reports indicate that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to lower the age of marriage for women. Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani wants to set an example for women in her country. Will she be succesful? Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days.

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13.10.2014 | 7:58

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Women face a glass-ceiling at work

Women face inequality in the workplace the world over. That is a fact. We can see this clearly when it comes to pay and promotions. In many, many countries women earn less than men for doing the same job. Conservatively minded men continue to argue that a woman’s place is at home with the children. But women are playing a more and more important role in the workforce everywhere.

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10.10.2014 | 12:32

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