With the rage of a motherWhen Phyllis Omido starts her new job managing a waste battery recycling plant near Mombasa in 2007, she plunges eagerly into the work. But suddenly her little son is mortally ill: The lead content in his blood is increased 37-fold, the child is highly poisoned. When the young mother was researched, her son was made ill, she encounters alarming results: Phyllis quit her job briefly, caring for her child, and gathering evidence of her employer's life-threatening environmental sins. She warns untiringly of the lead-contaminated groundwater in the vicinity of the plant, organizes mass protests and, threatening her life, forces the closure of the metal refinery. As the government reopens the factory, the lone parent turns to international NGOs and starts their fight against lead smelting throughout Kenya. With the fury of a mother, Phyllis Omido intercedes with international companies and even sued the Kenyan state for redress and the right to health. In her expected suspense book, the most courageous environmental activist in Africa will be shown for the first time in her entire history, including global relationships. More about With the rage of a mother ›
The girl who beat ISISIn August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq — and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. More about The girl who beat ISIS ›
Gift of DarknessA Gift from Darkness is the harrowing yet inspirational story of a young, pregnant Nigerian girl and the hell she endured for the sake of her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram. More about Gift of Darkness ›
Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom: My Husband, Our StoryThe whole world knows the face of the young man with the bright black eyes. He is in the process of becoming an icon, a symbol, similar to the famous photo of Che Guevara. The face is that of Raif Badawi, who was nominated for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Arrested in Saudi Arabia, he was sentenced to ten years' imprisonment and 1000 lashes - a de facto death sentence. More about Raif Badawi: The Voice of Freedom: My Husband, Our Story ›
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Frauen haben in Afghanistan möglichst unsichtbar zu sein – das hindert Latifa Nabizada nicht, sich ihren Traum zu erfüllen: Sie wird Pilotin. Doch ihr Land ist unrettbar zerrissen, sie gerät zwischen die Fronten und ins Visier der erstarkenden Taliban. More about Greif nach den Sternen, Schwester ›
IRAN - High Culture Behind The VeilA promenade through the exciting history and present of Iran More about IRAN - High Culture Behind The Veil ›
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