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The jihadis treatment of their female victims plays an important part in their ambitious radical strategy. Find out more about it here, and read other news about women.

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24.04.2015 | 14:15

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Marry Yourself – Japan’s Lonely Women

Fewer and fewer Japanese find their way to the altar. 37-year old Haruna has found her own solution: She has married herself. An agency in Kyoto makes it possible.

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24.04.2015 | 14:11

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’

As in India, Brazilian women, too, are at high risk of domestic violence but they now have one of the most comprehensive legislations in the world to protect their interests. (© WFS)

As in India, Brazilian women, too, are at high risk of domestic violence but they now have one of the most comprehensive legislations in the world to protect their interests. (© WFS)

Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital the attack left her paraplegic. Four months later, when she came back home Vivero made another attempt on her life – he tried to electrocute her. But Maria survived yet again.

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17.04.2015 | 12:50

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