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Misogyny has deep roots in the Maldives. Women are traditionally taken out of school early and placed in subservient roles in society. Female participation in the labor force is on the increase but continues to account for barely a third of national jobs. The World Economic Forum reckons that women earn just 65 percent of… » read more

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Beatings, jail sentences, cultural vandalism, terrorism… Mariyam Imad searches for the roots of the religious intolerance that is gripping her homeland. For eight hundred years, the Maldives has been a devout, yet moderate Muslim state. Its citizens have worn colorful clothing, welcomed foreigners and peacefully progressed towards independence and democracy. But the tolerance and respect… » read more

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