Sheroes: Women of courage

Will Noor

 

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Jose Kalathil

Not far from the white marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, built in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, in Agra, about 200 kms from New Delhi, stands Sheroes Hangout, the world’s first cafe run by acid victims, who were either spurned by their lovers for rejecting their advances or marriage proposals or by step-mothers or others.

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Parents of missing Nigeria schoolgirls hope 2 year event reminds world of their fate

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

 

Nigerian officials gave permission on Tuesday for a memorial event at a school in northeast Nigeria from where Islamist rebels abducted 276 girls two years ago with parents hoping this would remind the world their daughters are still missing.

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