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This house protects babies who are almost aborted

Abortion? Until now the issue has become a controversy. WHO notes, every year, there are around 50 million cases of abortion in the world. In Bandung, Indonesia, there is a house that accommodates prospective mothers who are unwillingly pregnant. The place is called Rumah RUTH or House of RUTH. 

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02.12.2018 | 15:29

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Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Myanmar’s single mothers

This photo taken on October 19, 2018 shows an unmarried mother (identity obscured) hanging her baby’s diapers while taking refuge at the Myint Mo Myittar Single Mothers’ Foundation in Yangon.

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye Mar has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a country where single mothers are ostracised and deemed a “disgrace”.

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13.11.2018 | 12:10

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Hundreds of pregnant women risk death in Yemen – U.N.

As the escalating conflict puts medical care out of reach in a country with one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

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06.08.2018 | 15:53

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She is worth far more than rubies – Real men don’t pay for sex

In 2016, #blessed took on a whole new meaning in South Africa, as supposedly “blessed” women took to social media, aka virtual reality, to unashamedly flaunt their gifts of luxury holidays, expensive cars, kitted from head to toe in branded, fancy threads.

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21.08.2017 | 15:06

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Expecting at age sixty

Medical associations in Spain are lobbying to roll back the boom in older mothers. They’re calling on professionals to refuse to implant egg cells in women over age fifty. But the practice looks very different.

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01.07.2017 | 19:48

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Women in the News

CologneCologne was the scene of mass sexual assault on New Year’s Eve. Police say more than 500 complaints have now been filed, with about 40 percent involving sexual offenses. Read more here and check out other news about women that made it to the headlines this week.

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14.01.2016 | 21:41

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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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