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Girls in the News

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

An Iranian Girl from Balochistan © MEHR

United Nation General Assembly has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child (#dayofthegirlchild). This way the UN recognizes the special challenges many girls around the world are facing and stresses the importance of the fight of girls’ rights. For this we compiled tweets with information about girls’ education in many countries, the celebration of the Day of the Girl Cild and news about girls that made it to the headlines.

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20.10.2015 | 11:54

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‘We speak out to #endFGM’

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Gundo, a Senegalese woman working to stop female genital mutilation (FGM). But this isn’t a problem limited to Africa. Our reporters meet women speaking out in Germany and the UK as part of our upcoming webisode #endFGM. Watch these hopeful stories about a tradition that needs to change – and join in using the hashtag #endFGM

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20.10.2015 | 11:44

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Comments of the Week

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© picture-alliance/Frank May

Sexual assault is often caused by the combination of expectation of how women must behave in society and male chauvinism. Posts with this topic also get much attention from readers. Check the latest comments here!

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20.10.2015 | 11:41

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Women in the News

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© 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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No ‘safe’ asylum for female refugees in Europe

pengungsi perempuanFemale migrants coming to Europe are exposed to physical and sexual violence while living in cramped shelters with other refugees. But cultural prejudices and trauma make it difficult for them to talk about abuse.

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13.10.2015 | 12:29

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Start-up revolution in Iran

© HENGHAMEH FAHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

© HENGHAMEH FAHIMI/AFP/Getty Images

Even though men and women do not share equal rights in Iran, 29-year-old businesswoman Tabassom wants to bring her start-up company to success. Will she prevail in a male-dominated country?

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13.10.2015 | 12:29

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“Women and girls should never give up fighting for their rights”

Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarabi stands on a patio overlooking the Bamyan river valley where the ancient standing Buddhas of Bamiyan statues used to reside in two giant insets, one of which can be seen here, June 18, 2012. Sarabi is the only female Afghan provincial governor in history.Since becoming a Governor, Dr Habiba Sarabi has efficiently governed Bamyan and used this platform to promote the rich cultural heritage of the province. © Ali Sher

Dr. Habiba Sarabi © Ali Sher

A few months ago we have published the story of Dr Habiba Sarabi, who became Afghanistan’s first female provincial governor, appointed by the then President Hamid Karzai in 2005. She governed Bamyan and used this platform to promote the rich cultural heritage of the province.  In this one-on-one Dr Sarabi shares her extraordinary journey towards becoming one of the foremost female voices in the Afghan politics right now.

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05.10.2015 | 10:27

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