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India’s Sania Mirza and Zimbabwe’s Cara Black have won the women’s tennis doubles at The WTA championship in Singapore. An Afghan cleric has been sentenced to jail after he was found guilty of raping a little girl. Will Nigeria’s girls come back? The Boko Haram has kidnapped more girls and the deal with the government seems to be faltering. Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines.

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27.10.2014 | 10:21

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Women of the week

 

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This week we focus on a women’s group in Iran, who have been campaigning for freedom and self-expression. The group, called Stealthy Freedom has a page on Facebook. Its founders say that the page ” does not belong to any political group and the initiative reflects the concerns of Iranian women, who face legal and social restrictions.”

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20.10.2014 | 14:09

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The face-off between tradition and modernity in India

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Indian culture has incorporated a colorful variety of traditions and customs for hundreds of years. Even now, the values and norms of Indian culture play a significant role in Indian society. Especially for women there are more stringent rules, because they symbolize the honor of their families.

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20.10.2014 | 13:06

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