Beauty, body and mind / HER (2/3) | DW Documentary

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Meet women across South Asia who are breaking stereotypes and voicing their opinions loud and clear. Get ready for HER – great stories about stepping up, health, depression, dating, beauty and marriage filled with twists, turns and feeling.

01:25 – My Own Kind Of Beauty
From beauty contests to cosmetic surgery, magazines to TV shows: the obsession with women’s beauty is ubiquitous. Images of ideal beauty surround us daily. But what does it actually mean to be “beautiful”? And who sets the standards? HER shows three very personal and very different approaches to what makes a woman beautiful.

15:56 – Body and Mind
They take care of their families, their households and often maintain jobs simultaneously. That’s why many women forget that they also need to take care of their own health and wellbeing. Asia offers traditions dating back thousands of years, such as yoga or traditional Chinese medicine. In this HER episode, three women share their path to happiness through health and nutrition.

DW presents: HER
In recent years important steps have been taken to strengthen women’s position in South and South East Asian societies dependent on the extent of their economic development.

Reforms of basic rights and legal systems, demographic changes and more dynamic civil societies have made this transformation possible. Despite all progress enormous challenges in various parts of Asia still lie ahead especially concerning gender equality.

With this in mind the focus of our multimedia approach is on the lives of women from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan. We show their experiences with stepping up, health, depression, dating, marriage and beauty.

Each episode focuses on one topic featuring three women from different countries and different backgrounds. The topics are universal and controversial.

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