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How is it like to live as one of the IS women? What role do they play? Find out here, and read other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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12.06.2015 | 12:29

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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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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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To be or not to be India’s Daughter?

 

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

First anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013 (Copyright: Reuters)

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, NDTV, India’s largest English news channel, was due to broadcast British filmmaker Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter. The film is based on the brutal murder and gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, Jyoti Singh also known as Nirbhaya which means ‘The Fearless One’.

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08.03.2015 | 13:26

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Fight for Women’s Rights Everywhere

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped recently in Nairobi by men who claimed that she was dressed indecently.

Women take part in a protest along a main street in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi November 17, 2014. The demonstrators were demanding justice for a woman who was attacked and stripped recently in Nairobi by men who claimed that she was dressed indecently (Copyright: Reuters/N. Khamis)

I was involved in a discussion started by a friend of mine a couple of days ago. In his opinion, “women’s rights are hardly an issue in most developed western countries in comparison to 100 years ago.” So he thinks that “what liberated woman and supportive men of these western countries need to do is go to a country that really does have woman impediments, and make a difference for them.”

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19.01.2015 | 22:17

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The Silent Screams…

(Picture-alliance/dpa)

Today, I’m in peace but there was once when my sealed lips and tear-filled eyes pleaded for mercy. My silence questioned my worth, ‘Am I a piece of land sought to be used for purpose?’

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08.01.2015 | 16:16

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Bangladesh shelves plan to lower marriage age

After widespread criticism on social media, Bangladesh government has changed its plan to lower the marriage age. The minimum legal age of marriage will remain 18 for girls and 21 for boys, according to local media.

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20.10.2014 | 8:56

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