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Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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03.08.2015 | 13:33

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Women in the News

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© picture-alliance/dpa/EPA/R. Yongrit

Even though female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a violation of human right it is still practiced on babies and young girls in many countries because the misconceptions surrounding FGM are deeply rooted in traditions reaching back many generations. But the fight against FGM continues and some of the campaigns against it have begun to bear fruit if only slowly. Read more news about FGM and other topics about women here!

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29.05.2015 | 12:31

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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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Women in the News

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Following the death of her son, a Muslim mother vowed to dedicate her life to promoting peace. Now she is doing her bit to combat Islamic State terror. Read more here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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17.04.2015 | 12:35

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Nigeria marks one year since schoolgirl kidnappings

Lawal Emos, father of 17-year-old Comfort, who was abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok.(© DW/A. Kriesch)

Lawal Emos, father of 17-year-old Comfort, who was abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok. (© DW/A. Kriesch)

A series of events is planned in Nigeria and around the world to mark one year since the kidnapping of the schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram militants from the northeastern town of Chibok on April 14, 2014.

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14.04.2015 | 11:15

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Opinion: Solidarity with Nigeria’s terrorism victims? Yes, but how?

(afp/Getty Images/P.U. Ekpei)

(afp/Getty Images/P.U. Ekpei)

Girls become suicide bombers. Every day there is another massacre. Northeastern Nigeria is drowning in blood and few seem to care. But Nigerians themselves share part of the blame for this, says DW’s Thomas Mösch.

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16.01.2015 | 12:39

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‘I thought the end of my life had come’

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Nigeria’s extremist group Boko Haram is still holding over 200 schoolgirls captive. DW reporters met a girl who managed to escape. She is leveling serious accusations against the security forces and against her school.

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23.05.2014 | 11:07

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