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‘Because of my husband’s writings the taboo about being a freethinker has been shattered’

© picture-alliance/dpa

© picture-alliance/dpa

Although the Bangladeshi authorities have yet to establish the motive behind the murder of blogger Avijit Roy, his wife claims religious fundamentalists killed her husband because of his writings.

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08.05.2015 | 11:58

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Women in the News

a member of the Nigerian Army standing with a group of women and children rescued in an operation against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. © Picture-alliance/dpa

A member of the Nigerian Army standing with a group of women and children rescued in an operation against the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. © Picture-alliance/dpa

The Nigerian military reported Boko Haram hostages had been held in terrible conditions in the Sambisa Forest. Earlier they had freed nearly 500 women and girls. Read other news about women here.

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07.05.2015 | 21:05

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Lack of proper health care facilities for female sterilization in India

A woman, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation "camp", walks to sit in a hospital bed at a district hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, November 13, 2014. © Reuters/M. Mukherjee

A woman, who underwent sterilization surgery at a government mass sterilisation “camp”, walks to sit in a hospital bed at a district hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, November 13, 2014. © Reuters/M. Mukherjee

Women in rural India continue to lack access to proper family planning services. This issue came under spotlight with the tragic death of 16 women who were sterilized in a health camp in the northeastern State of Chhattisgarh in November 2014. The doctor who had performed the surgeries confessed in an interview that he had a history of completing 200-300 surgeries a day. It was also reported that women were given no follow up care.

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07.05.2015 | 20:56

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