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polizeiThe mass sexual assault in Cologne on New Year’s Eve has sparked discussion and debate about Germany’s policy to accept refugees. Check out the readers’ comments here! Maybe yours is picked for this week’s Comments of the Week.

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14.01.2016 | 21:42

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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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Cologne – Can group dynamics lead to sexual violence?

Demonstration against sexism in Cologne, January 5 2016 © picture-alliance/dpa/O. Berg

Demonstration against sexism in Cologne January 5, 2016 © picture-alliance/dpa/O. Berg

On New Years’s Eve, hundreds of men sexually harassed women in public. How could this happen? What are the impacts of group dynamics in such a situation? Dr. Barbara Krahé, a social psychology professor, explains.

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11.01.2016 | 13:25

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Veronica Colondam: Hope for Jakarta’s youth

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© picture-alliance/dpa/C. Oelrich

More than half of all Indonesians are under the age of 30, but very few can afford a good education. Social entrepreneur Veronica Colondam wants to change that. Her organization, YCAB, provides affordable schooling for the poor. See here!

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05.01.2016 | 8:58

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Angela Merkel: The most important moments of the ‘Person of the Year’

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© picture-alliance/dpa/H. Hanschke

TIME has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its ‘Person of the Year’. Merkel is the first woman named Person of the Year in three decades. The New York-based news magazine praised her leadership on a range of issues, including her handling of the refugee crisis and helping keep Greece in the Eurozone.

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22.12.2015 | 15:36

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San Bernardino: The woman who shot people

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The involvement of a Pakistani woman in the San Bernadino shooting throws light on deep religious differences between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, says Pakistani columnist Nadeem F. Paracha.

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22.12.2015 | 12:36

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What women are not allowed to do in Saudi Arabia

© Getty Images/AFP/R. Moghrabi

© Getty Images/AFP/R. Moghrabi

The human rights record of Saudi Arabia is far from good. One of the things which makes it bad is the protection of women and their rights. Even though women have been allowed to take part in an election recently for the first time, as voters and as candidates, they are still not allowed to do some things or restricted. And those are things which are considered normal for women in other countries. Here are some of the things.

 

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22.12.2015 | 12:34

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