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projects that are changing our environment for the better it is up to us to make a difference let's inspire chart. to whatever comes the environment magazine. on d w. home. this week on world stories. germany head scarves in the classroom. india gay rights and the constitution. but first we go to the u.s. and to charlottesville virginia where people have been commemorating the events of one year ago in a far right rally turned violent the death of one counter demonstrator heather higher shocked the city and the nation we have this report for the higher always
had that sparkle in her eyes her neighbor susan brill tells me when we meet in charlottesville. carrying on her daughter's fight for social justice she says helps her to cope with the grief when i first held the urn with her ashes on it and i realized that urn in my arms was about the same weight of the same size as she was the day she was born and that was hard. hier believed in standing up to discrimination so when far right nationalists came to town she joined her black friends to protest in august last year white supremacist neo nazis and members of old tried groups from across the country who are to challenge still fun and now infamous unite the right to rally clashes soon broke out between the group and counter-demonstrators i the violence
ultimately that's to hands down an outpouring of public support has encouraged activists like delaine smit the roots of racism run deep here she says pointing to the state's confederate general robert e. lee still standing proud as just one example but for too long people of charlottesville didn't want to confront the issue schmidt tells me they wanted their peace and quiet white supremacy is part of the everyday fabric. of our political life our economic life the way for policing is conducted against black people and you know so there's much more discussion of this you know even among people especially white people who were previously very kind of self-satisfied and thought that everything was fine. and see any very serious approaches still aint schmidt and other local activists tell the panel discussion to promote the importance of remaining vigilant.
for years muslim teachers in germany have attracted attention if they were a headscarf now one state is considering banning the job for pupils under the age of fourteen as d w's yah that's our prophet and out of this would be a controversial move. and shiny the three classmates three muslim girls she that has been wearing a headscarf since she was ten it bothers her that some politicians want to forbid girls from doing so. little right speech this time only. twelve minutes they say you have to leave your headscarf i'd say no it's my choice you can't tell me what to do you are not my parents you don't have custody of me and if you can't make my decisions for me. i also want to wear a headscarf but only when i am older and mature enough to make my own decisions. but at what age are girls really old enough to make a conscious decision to wear islamic head covering the german state of north wind with various integration minister says that younger than fourteen is too young and
he thinking about banning it was a strong speech the economy is very important to us we want women who voluntarily decide to wear a headscarf to be accorded full respect for society this is nothing to do with marginalization but we do not want young girls to be forced into it. most school girls here at elizabeth delbert comprehensive school in bonn say they were the headscarf voluntarily some teachers are critical of this trend but they feel a ban would be counterproductive to state islam teachers at the comprehensive school and take a different approach gunsmiths to see it's very important to me as a teacher to enter the debate this shouldn't be a straight ban but this should be a conversation with school girls who are searching for ounces wearing a headscarf is of course a symbol that strengthens one's identity so to ask about such a personal decision i can only do this when this trust and for tone sixth grade
islam class is supposed to inspired this pupils to critically analyze the religion to make room for open discussion and allow different interpretations of the koran. you also have to think about how things were fourteen hundred years ago and how things are today is the fourth. not an easy task when it comes to the headscarf debate most children have taken on their parents' attitudes. well i think they should and should wear a headscarf from puberty from the idea of fourteen or fifteen so they don't. get harassed or something because to my. my sisters have also started wearing headscarves and i've seen them wearing them and i was the only one left so i said ok i'll put one on t.v. so is this included sue or muslim villagers applied to these are religious traditions that have continued and of course are also seen as traditions by their families. and their own absolutely seen that way by the mosques. for more.
than about an hour. then balkanized is trying to get his pupils to question traditions for him school is just the right place for it. the war between russia and georgia over the breakaway regions of south ossetia and abkhazia only lasted a few days but even ten years on locals in border areas still live in uncertainty we visited the village of deep sea. the. land falls on the fault lines of the frozen conflict some maps show the boundary line to the russian backed breakaway region of south a set running straight through his farm. signs in the distance read state border a line most of the international community doesn't recognize it says russian border guards patrol the end of his cornfield finish on the mole. if you cross the line
they can seize you fine you put you in prison. for animals across they take them. they walk around here and belongs where they walk around with dogs with weapons and puts you in a certain psychological state all the time. during the war several bombs fell on land his eighty four year old mother vanessa says she lost one of her three sons. that night i sometimes. i'm afraid for my son but. there seemed afraid that they will come back. in august two thousand and eight tensions between russia and georgia escalated into a war over the breakaway regions of south. georgia move to take back control of.
russia responded with tanks and air strikes it said it was defending russian citizens in the region. today there are russian bases in both breakaways including in south the city is de facto capital tskhinvali the e.u. monitoring mission acts as a mediator and it patrols the de facto border but the e.u. calls the administrative boundary line. the fact that solved and you have. a relatively closed which. is something that you have to monitor closely especially where there's no common agreement on where the a.b.l. is running and. carefully and that's why we on the ground with two hundred twenty four. moving boundary line has swallowed some of the property in the past now he's determined to stand his ground this farm has been in his family for generations for the younger generation living
on the border the war is a distant memory but with the conflict still unresolved the threat of tensions boiling over again is an ever present reality. india's top court is reviewing. homosexuality gay rights activists are if you're far is among those spearheading the campaign to have the legislation scrapped but his advocacy has come at a huge personal cost. the car has been talking with him. a nineteen. a refuge for gay men like. over ten years. it's a place they can be free from society's keys in a country where the law criminalizing homosexuality is known a section three seventy seven is routinely used as a couple to hound people it is making their life hell they are their fares
every day affairs blackmails extortion rape harris men beating fourteen percent of them just coming out for three i just because of fear that they would be outed by the police or the by the community because it is still seen as a criminal thing are if knows that only too well he wants him to be awareness programs among the working class gay population and activity fraught with risk in india several years ago he and his colleagues were thrown into prison they were charged with conspiracy to commit sodomy and possessed so-called obscene materials . for the schalke because what we're trying was trying to save lives and near being imprisoned and that was horrific because in jail for initial candy they deny drinking water with it being beaten up regularly and that left so many scars.
others lost most of his teeth because of the beatings and the poor hygiene in prison he was shunned by his friends it took years before he dared to enter the station again but he hasn't given up the fight he's now one of the petitioners pushing india's stop court to decriminalize homosexuality among the gay community the poor are the most vulnerable. in guevara without go along with no one at this workshop concedes six wants to show their. husbands and fathers some of them are sex workers only of them would lead a more liberal avatar no one in my family or my neighborhood knows i'm gay. why did they call me a faggot. my family wouldn't accept me anymore as as he goes out the new guy added spends long at the office he draws strength from the state and his family especially his mother who has been hugely supportive. who can india supreme
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