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Women wrestlers take on rivals and tradition in south Iraq

Taking on a sport largely reserved for men in a region with strict traditions was quite a challenge but one that both Nehaya Dhaher and young female sports fans embraced.

Sports teacher Nehaya Dhaher was living a quiet life looking after her elderly mother in Iraq’s tribal south when she was asked to set up the country’s first women’s wrestling squad.

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06.11.2018 | 13:11

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The best and worst countries for women

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo launched the global Women, Peace and Security Index which measures women’s well-being in 2017 by assessing factors such as inclusion, justice and security in 153 countries and covering more than 98 percent of the world’s population.

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18.01.2018 | 13:44

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What attracts Japanese women to ‘Islamic State’?

A model presents a creation by designer Lynn Siregar from her brand Weddingku Gallery during Tokyo Modest Fashion Show, Muslim fashion show, at Halal Expo Japan in Tokyo, Japan, November 22, 2016.

Reports from Iraq suggest that as many as five Japanese are among those detained after the fall of an “Islamic State” stronghold near Mosul. Why did they leave safe and peaceful Japan to live in a war zone?

Date

14.09.2017 | 14:03

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Kurdish women fight odds to broadcast on women’s rights

kurdiRadio Dange Nwe, founded and run by women in Halabja in northern Iraq, has literally been making waves in recent years. The program fights conservative ideas and helps refugee women discuss and solve their problems.

Date

31.10.2016 | 11:31

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Women of the week

Kurdish female fighters are the “Women of the week” in Women Talk Online. Female fighters play an important role in the Kurdish “Peshmerga” army, which is fighting tooth and nail to keep Islamic State militants at bay in Iraq and Syria.

Date

08.10.2014 | 12:55

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What you should know about the Islamic State

Facts you should know about the Islamic State and why they are a threat to women.

Date

20.08.2014 | 14:46

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