Norway’s first child marriage will cause you to take action

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By Rachel Oakley in News on Friday 10 October 2014

Meet Thea, a 12-year-old girl from Norway who (many think) is to be married to her 37-year-old fiance, Geir. In her blog, Theas Bryllup (‘Thea’s Wedding’ in Norwegian), Thea details every step in the lead up to her marriage this month, from the dress she’ll wear to the cake the newly married couple will cut together at their reception.

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A movement in the making: The unveiling of Iranian women

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 16 May 2014

Even though Facebook is illegal in Iran (though 4 million Iranians use it) and a lot of men and women now even date before marriage, the Iranian government still requires women to dress ‘modestly, which includes always wearing a veil. If they remove their veils in public, they can receive 70 lashes or 60 days […]

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Little girls photographed as iconic role models of the past and present

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 11 April 2014

In honour of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, photographer Eunique Jones created the project ‘Because of Them, We Can’. It shows little girls transformed into iconic women of the past and present, with an insightful quote from each woman. From Gloria Steinem and Frida Kahlo to Michelle Obama and Anne Frank, this series […]

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Magazines showing modern slavery for women in shocking campaign

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 14 March 2014

To raise awareness of international women’s struggle for rights, crowdfunding site Catapult created a very interesting (and startling) campaign. In this visual campaign, three mock magazine covers were designed to ‘highlight terrifyingly real human rights issues’ and to ‘push the conversation forward’.

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Photographs of Iran’s female ninjas by Caren Firouz

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 29 May 2012

To this day, Iranian women still face discrimination, with restrictions in women’s rights right down to what they wear. Taking up ninjitsu, or the art of the ninja, has been one increasingly popular avenue for self-expression.

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