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guest. managed by for. this is d. w. news live from germany. has made a final pitch for the european union's top job. if we are united on the it in sight no body will do you fight us from the outside. the would be commission president also outlined her position on climate by creation and now it's up to. now she needs a simple majority to be. also on the program
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a report from south africa on signs of progress in the past against h.i.b. health professionals say education is the key to improving outcomes. also coming up in the next 15 minutes. of cross unless we take you behind the scenes of europe's most spectacular cultural events. i'm phil gayle welcome to the program. so have an associate of the lion has addressed the european parliament in strasburg as she winds up a bid to become the 1st female president of the european commission and had last chance to win any peace support she sought to deal with accusations that she's been too fake and so he laid out her position on issues including climate change jan to
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equality migration and bracks it. confident and smiling yet everything is on the line for it was the fonda lion who is resigning as german defense minister in her bid to lead the u. commission some called her address to parliament the speech of her lifetime the world is calling formally the world needs more you i believe europe should have a stronger and more united voice in the world and it needs to act fast the conservative said european unity is the antidote to the continent's biggest challenges most pressing among them climate change. this is the greatest responsibility and opportunity of our times i want europe to become the 1st climate neutral continent in the world by 2050. thank
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you celebrated her candidacy as a step forward for women she would become the commission's 1st female leader the german politician also promised a new e.u. approach to asylum it was a nod to italy greece and spain which process the most asylum applications because of their proximity to north africa and the middle east fearful peroration a common european asylum system must be exactly that common. we can only have stable external borders if we give enough help to member states facing the most pressure because of where they are on the map we need solidarity. fund a lie and earn the endorsement of germany's original top choice for the job month of eva. and she is a committed european and that's why we will pursue our goals together with her she has the european people's party firm support and our vote. a
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number of year of social democrats have also given her their blessing but the far right and the far left criticized her speech calling it a bouquet of empty promises she will need the majority of votes in a secret ballot set for this evening. well that vote is happening in the european parliament is a strong base that's happening as we speak to brussels bureau chief. is that welcome max how do you write the lines chances. if drank champagne that she could probably start putting it into the fridge but she doesn't drink alcohol so sparkling water will probably have to do you know it's really looking good for we just talked to the head of the group renewed europe that have over 100 votes and he confirmed that his group in a large way as he put it would support fund so very important there also what we're
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hearing from the social democrats is that a majority maybe even more than $100.00 of social democrats will support. and with the backing of our own group the conservative european people's party that should put her over the hump. we're just looking at live pictures of the chamber as you were speaking that this is a different you paint a different picture today that was there yesterday this must have been quite a speech she gave. speech helped and it was a good speech because she managed to push most of the important buttons 2 of the parties that are actually important are not the right wing extremists not the left wing extremists but the middle catered a little more to the left probably because of course she has the backing of a conservative european people's party she mixed all those points with her personal story she spoke in 3 different languages in french english german all that went down well here yes so a very different picture today than we had in the last days. hoffman in the
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european parliament in stride as a biographer now a thank you. i'm more from max and full coverage of about virt and its results in the next in about 30 minutes to 45 minutes time here on d w ahead of that we'll take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world the 1st of all a patient in goma a major city in the east of the democratic republic of congo has died prompting fears that the contagious disease could not take hold that the victim was a pastor who became infected last week when physically town heavily hit by the outbreak. at least 2 people have died after a residential building collapsed in the indian city of mumbai rescuers are looking for dozens of others feared trapped in the rubble collapses are common during monsoon season as poorly constructed buildings become weakened by the rains. protesters in puerto rico have stepped up their calls for the resignation of governor ricardo reseller they're angry after leaked text messages revealed
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a culture of intimidation and massage any insight his government government reseller has so far refused to go saying it's in the island's best interest for him to stay. for. the latest report from the un indicates that the number of new hiv infections around the world is falling but that downward trend is slowing the report's authors blame the slow down on the reduction in funding for public information south africa is one of the country's worst affected by hiv aids with one in 7 south africans living with the virus health officials health professionals say a hard hitting education campaign is helping to ease the crisis there d.w. correspondent abbie and creech sent this report from a town in show enquires ruled in a town. engineering student no problem is on her way to the campus health center students can get tested for h. every year for free in the waiting room there's a video advertisement for prep
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a preventative medicine that protects against the virus she began taking prep few months ago which involves taking one tablet per day and going for a checkup every 2 months. hiv aids is spreading like very fast these days these years in our youth so i thought it would be a good thing so protect myself and actually i'm proud day you wish like everyone can do it because i think this is that easiest way to prevent it having a from spreading. trying to persuade more students to use prep to protect themselves against hiv she says that while she wouldn't talk to her parents about hiv the subject is no longer to be amongst her peers the funniest and i want you to most of all you think we don't like using condoms or section yes we don't like using condoms so just in case we're not feeling like using condoms we can use it because we know we don't have a problem because we know that we're still a sex addict this type is that we're using the college of unclear chairs one of the
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1st to offer age i.v. health center on campus it's part of a project initiated by doctors without borders that has been usually successful in the last few years it's with the help of the project that the area has been able to reach the so-called 1990 goal a year ahead of schedule the goal was conceived at the un as a treatment target to help end the aids epidemic world white the aim is this by 202090 percent of all those living with hiv know their status 90 percent diagnosed with hiv infection will receive antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of people receiving therapy will have viral suppression since 2011 when he started it. men aged to pandemic have as it is called this excess of the project. by the way in which we approached it from the word go. community entry which
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allowed the community leadership to be part and parcel of the project and one of them is beginning my use of a traditional leader who is open about being h. i.v. positive. when i 1st told people i was hiv positive they were shocked they took one look at me and said you can have aids and not look sick or lose weight no one had suspected anything until i told them only then did some people believe me and even have themselves tested as well. in the muslim regard i was my daughter asked young women are still at the highest brisk but health workers hours are concerned about men many of them they say are very difficult to reach. at the main bus station doctors without borders have set up a testing center just for men. workers try to convince passers by to have
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themselves tested for free often without success less than half of the young male hiv carriers take antiretroviral drugs. i think they're afraid to. but they were using company as a flare as i said in the can encourage him so they can we give them when they call home and they say their case listing on it i think i have to go pick and test for yourself. is convinced that her country is on the right path she wants to do her bit and continue to bring attention to the age iris amongst her friends. oh. now so one of the most spectacular events in the european cultural calendar ostracise preference festival is famous for its elaborate stage constructions and impressive feat of engineering that is the opera rigoletto takes place on like constance. had a soft spot for new voices in fragrance even for these young birds whose nest is
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inside a head it's part of the stage set it's a kind of scary clown some 14 meters high and weighing 140 tons moved with heavy machinery he sang on says in. as who are moved along with that have to be totally safe we have wind where the waves and making sure that it really works and works in a magical way the way it has to be on the lake stage was the biggest challenge i am making and the head does become magical it turns into rigoletto the jester who makes a fool of himself in the course of the opera is a tragic fall since the story ends badly that's why in this production the head is not only moved it's taken apart dismantled becoming a death's head. rigoletto his daughter gilda has the musical high point melissa petit sings her aria from
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a high. end of. 2 c 2 the ark. was it's just very intense because you're not used to be that high and so the breath can be sometimes you know a little bit unstable as you're literally flying in the air so it moves and if there is a little bit of wind you will you will feel it right away. the story is about power and abuse the juke of mantua commits rape and murder those who stand in his way are done away with this production is directed by philip stewart cink better known for his music videos for ramstein and he's used to drastic imagery here in break ins to
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pulling verdi's released into the present day. the opposite so it was obvious to me that this is absolutely the right opera for them to debate . it's a piece that's about a promise of power and sexual dependencies it's about how powerful men sexually exploit the lower classes sex sports and let's don you know this way. i said up next. news piece that with the taliban in afghanistan to an era of fear and repression to taliban to afghan women are prepared to fight for their rights. plus new measures in the philippines to stamp out sexual how to sponsor lookin for the weather the president himself was accused of playing every. day we'll have those stories in the news asia next stop will bring you live
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extended coverage in european parliament from so whether to elect. the next president of the commission. the to. sleep. soon. to be. discovered.
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subscribe. to. twitter. to date and in touch. coming up on the program we've been in afghanistan. mistrust. back to a. fight for their rights. president . we'll find out why women's rights campaigners accuse the president of being a. welcome
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. it's good to have you with us talks between the united states and the taliban over the. last week. it was the 7th round of talks between the 2 sides u.s. special representative. called them the most productive session to date but what they mean for women's rights in the country remains unclear in fact just days after those talks a radio station in the central province of me had to shut down after receiving threats from the taleban which object to women working the incident highlights the daily struggles afghan women face as they seek to make their place in a primarily patriarchal society but one woman politician in the north of the country. defining gender roles. is the governor
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of the district in the troubled north of afghanistan she's one of only a few female district chiefs in the country but that doesn't faze her the taliban poses a constant threat here but he says that doesn't really bother her either. not of losing everything the taliban. we don't have time to worry about such things. until recently her district was considered relatively safe then the taliban attacked and occupied a village. founded a militia to stop them it includes farmers and unemployed young people not old battle tested. actually i was studying but now i have to fight because the taliban attacked my village. and we will fight as long as it takes to drive the taliban out of area the men are fighting for their homeland but also for their governor she has
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promised that they will be paid for their service but so far there's been no signs of support from kabul. so far the government hasn't paid us anything at. all or weapons ourselves. sometimes we even sold out positions always sold our land so that we could get the money to buy the weapons. saleman azhari governs by all means necessary negotiating mediating and making promises it's not an easy task in male dominated afghanistan it's rare for women to be in leadership positions and they have a difficult time in spite of a high position as district administrator salema mazhar he cannot go out in public alone her husband has to accompany her to every appointment he's not paid for this and he has had to give up his own job to do so. and i got him out without the
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support of my family i couldn't do this. on the corner of our community is a very traditional one as a woman you can't just go out on your own it's them you know so my husband always comes with me then when we come home in the evenings we cook together the quarter when i. was ari's been district governor for about a year now she studied in iran has a masters degree in management and is also an artist she works with tiles that work is on display in the provincial capital masai shop if she does city and landscapes often depicting reformers and famous figures in afghan history. she and her husband have 3 children her parents and other relatives take care of them during the day when i'm out of the lot when a man comes home he finds it a quiet place for him to relax women have a harder when they get home their next job begins cooking taking care of the children and so on so. now should all be shot. in the 1st few months of
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a 10 year saleman izod he worked on improving her district's water supply she organized new water purification machines you roads and improved our tricity supply but it's not easy work she always has the same problem a lack of funding and security for her constituents and for herself this will just go to a few weeks ago the taliban decided that i should be sentenced to death. they think that because i'm such a prominent opponent they should get rid of me and they will probably try more attacks and get moving on get him out of me get. so now the militia mazari founded to protect her constituents also has the job of protecting her life. but women like. they're with the taliban engine closer to a deal with the united states where does that leave women in the country for more we have with us leader of the movement for change party and women's rights activist
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who is he joining us from kabul welcome is goofy you were involved in the recently concluded intra of dialogue with the taliban in doha and also the earlier talks in moscow did you get a sense that the taliban are indeed committed to women's rights. well i believe that when it comes to turks with a group like tom a. woman of afghanistan have. experienced them. in terms of oppressing woman i think when it comes to negotiation and talking with them women have to be and negotiation that's why i was the 1st to meet officially be part of the. taliban starting from moscow and indeed with him and my understanding is that. that that. we have to be careful with them they pretend that they have changed the perspective in many issues including. education
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and go as you creation and woman working woman politically and socially engaged meant in afghanistan how women are there but and phrase with rights and being a muslim woman living in afghanistan and. a constitution including now it's always the thinker to see a different and jupiters interpretation of islam up into how when i was part of. the agreement drafting committee we had this kind of stuff discussion i told them that there are already an islamic country how much more you want to up this one i think we have to be careful really. just kind of on a trend that they have changed but that there are concerns that maybe after the withdrawal of international troops they will continue to inject the same kind of mentality that they have. do you think that there is enough being done to ensure
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that that does not happen for example the united states on the taliban often go to 7 rounds of talks between them in doha do you think women's rights of all income up do you think the united states is fighting on the side of the women of afghanistan . nobleman's rights it is not part of the negotiated the talks between the u.s. and the teller. and this is why i'm i'm going with the other woman and some are concerned because it is going to national get and these were what they were we have achieved under way it won't work because whether we have achieved is not enough given it not enough yes we have governors like salema and other women who are active but the 35000000 population out of reach 70000000 a woman. if you woman but there are engaged in this is that you do not to present the woman so the situation really is not very pleasant. i would just like to conclude by saying that we are already up this country when when it comes to the woman's rights afghanistan is one of the worst country where woman lives. how much
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more and how much we're going to have to it and i don't think women have the guns and can't be any more then what we only get how. do you thank you very much for those viewers coming out of the philippines where it's come from the president . has a back to a law against sexual harassment it was signed back in april but was only made public this week the safe spaces act bans behaviors including catcalling sexist slows and groping violators are subject to fines and jail time and many of detectives critics say he's the kind of harassed this law is meant to punish while in office he's coaxed women into kissing him at public events and made several sexist remarks and rape jokes during his speech is the president's spokesman says the controversial comments were simply jokes and even detective will abide by the role seen see the chief in force or loss of the philippines who we the 1st one
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to. obey the law if the president of the meets any violation of the law. then any person can sue him for that failure. if you argue that well easy meal and well you can always leave after the presidents no one is above the law including this president and all this tells us that but that is not proving enough people in the philippines are taking dictated to task for his track record of harassment on social media this a trip to use or said we report president got to go to target for his continuous harassment and threats towards women and his unwanted invitations to publicly kiss citizens on stage and this user got an assist from a famous atlantis morissette and from in history but hasn't deterred signing an anti harassment bill is like rain on your wedding day or a free ride when you've already paid some good advice you just didn't take ironic
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and the philippines gabrial women's rights party summed up to take this way he is the chief propagator off a culture that degrades and objectifies women and that which exhorts catcall as sexual offenders and even uniformed personnel to disrespect women under this context implementing the law will certainly be a challenge we stay in the philippines where god is still fuming over us decision to investigate the thousands of deaths under his war on drugs the resolution in the u.n. human rights council was spearheaded by iceland now a spokesman for detective says the president is caught seriously considering cutting diplomatic ties in retaliation to turkish showed his disdain for iceland in a speech last week iceland a number of live in iceland iceland. that's your problem you're so much eyes and there is no clear day or night there
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are a lot. but they go be so you can understand why there is no crime there is no policeman either. and they just go about. it i. mean i was up for presidential language that's all for now we'll leave you now with i've got that deal on a yacht festival in the japanese city all for its high point of mark by googling. over 5 kilometers. to. play the that's the best.
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