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peshmergaISIS is pretty much talked about if people are discussing terror attack. But a female Canadian soldier who fought with Kurds against ISIS said, “It is not what you expect.” Read her story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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12.12.2015 | 11:43

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Female peshmerga fighters against ‘Islamic State’

Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters march during combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq September 18, 2014. © Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Kurdish Peshmerga female fighters march during combat skills training before being deployed to fight the Islamic State at their military camp in Sulaimaniya, northern Iraq September 18, 2014. © Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Shiwa left her home country Iran to fight against “Islamic State” because she believes their ideology goes totally against women’s rights. She feels it’s her duty to try to stop them. Listen to her story here!

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31.10.2015 | 3:37

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Women in the News

© DW/S. Cousins

© DW/S. Cousins

Violence and destruction are the only things the Yazidis ever experienced in ISIS captivity. Now more stories have been revealed and some tell of unbelievable brutalities toward women. But now Yazidi women decide to take action against ISIS and form Sun Brigade, an all-women unit of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish armed Forces. Read more here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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15.10.2015 | 23:01

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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.

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08.10.2014 | 12:55

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