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Following the death of her son, a Muslim mother vowed to dedicate her life to promoting peace. Now she is doing her bit to combat Islamic State terror. Read more here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

France: One woman’s fight against Islamist extremism

In March 2012, an Islamist gunman shot dead seven people in Toulouse, including soldiers and Jewish schoolchildren. One of the victims was Imad Ibn Ziaten, a 30-year-old paratrooper of Moroccan descent. Following his death, his Muslim mother vowed to dedicate her life to promoting peace. Now she is doing her bit to combat Islamic State terror.

Read more here.

 

Nine-year-old Yazidi sex slave raped by 10 Isis militants is now pregnant – and could die delivering the baby

According to an aid worker, the girl is a member of the Yazidi Christian minority religious group, which faces persecution across IS-held territory.

Read more from The Independent here.

 

Nigeria abductions: Vows to remember Chibok girls

Protesters around the world have vowed to remember the girls abducted by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram one year ago.

Read more from the BBC here.

 

The inevitable Democrat? Clinton announces her bid for US president

To the surprise of nobody, Hillary Clinton has announced that she’s running for president. Though she has a clear path to the Democratic nomination, she runs the risk of taking her most-favored status for granted.

Read more here.

 

Kosovo’s disinherited women

Women in Kosovo often fail to receive their inheritance. Albanian cultural traditions dating back to the Middle Ages, known as “kanun,” state that only men can own property. Kanun has long been officially obsolete, yet many women find they have to go to court to fight for their inheritance.

Read more here.

Is 65 too old for having quadruplets?

A 65-year-old woman in Berlin has been warned by doctors not to give birth to her quadruplets, but it appears she will ignore the advice. What is certain: the story has Germany – and medical experts – talking.

Read more here.

 

Malala Yousafzai gets her own asteroid

She’s the teenage activist who campaigned for girls’ education in Pakistan, and was shot by the Taliban. She’s also a Nobel Prize winner, and now Malala Yousafzai has had an asteroid named after her.

Read more from BBC here.

 

 

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17.04.2015 | 12:35

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