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Salma’s Story: Little Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision

© Roheena Sajid

Salma © Roheena Sajid

Today I am going to share the inspiring story about Salma, a seven-year-old girl who sells snacks at the bus stop and studies for her future.

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22.05.2015 | 15:11

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Women in the News

© Reham Mokbel

© Reham Mokbel

A report by International Federation for Human Rights suggests men, women and children are being abused after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013. Read more news about women here.

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22.05.2015 | 14:47

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‘Being a mom makes me a better scientist’

Dr Asel Sartbaeva, one of Central Asia’s first internationally-recognised female scientists, is busy developing a technology through which life-saving vaccines can be transported at minimal cost. (© WFS)

Dr Asel Sartbaeva, one of Central Asia’s first internationally-recognised female scientists, is busy developing a technology through which life-saving vaccines can be transported at minimal cost. (© WFS)

As she mixes several chemical compounds in a test tube, she meticulously takes notes to make sure she is tracking each stage of the experiment. After all, at this early stage in her research on silica nano-coating, each trial counts.

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15.05.2015 | 21:51

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Comments of the Week

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Every week we choose the best user comments on our posts in the social media. This week’s comments are mostly given to articles about women’s rights. Read the readers’ names and the articles’ titles here. Don’t forget to comment on our posts in Facebook and Twitter, and you might find your name in next week’s Comments of the Week!

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15.05.2015 | 21:45

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Women in the news

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© picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com

“The nation as been split,” said one of Paraguay’s leading churchmen over the case of a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather and denied an abortion. The argument over the girl has drawn unusually strong attention to the issues of child abuse and abortion, which is banned in the country. Read more here.

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15.05.2015 | 21:40

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