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How to become a woman, without being cut

FGMsymbolMany FGM traditions are rooted in a transition to womanhood. Maasai girls in Kenya are continuing rich, coming-of-age rituals – without genital mutilation – and learning about their bodies instead.

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05.10.2015 | 10:00

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Women in the News

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© Reuters/Rasheed

“What ISIS did to you, will not happen again,” said the Yazidi Patriarch to the women and children victims of ISIS taken to Germany to get help. Read more about their stories and other news about women here.

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05.10.2015 | 9:59

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05.10.2015 | 9:57

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Maiti Nepal – Giving Hopes and Dreams for Many Girls

0,,18719545_403,00 Sita’s face beams with happiness as she dances (picture). After enduring severe hardship, a group of Nepali girls are now on a tour performing traditional dance across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. DW takes a look at how the Maiti organization offers them aid and shelter.

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26.09.2015 | 13:06

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No place for girls in rising India

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It is ironic that while India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, many Indian women are still trapped in the dark ages. Just name it – female feticide, child marriage, sexual violence, dowry, domestic slavery and abuse top gender evils. It might not necessarily be in that order.

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24.09.2015 | 13:54

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Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi became the symbol of refugees’ plight. His little body found on a beach has moved many people to start giving help and support for refugees. On the other hand Charlie Hebdo’s caricature that depicts Aylan Kurdi triggered sharp criticism against the satirical French magazine. Read the comments here!

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24.09.2015 | 12:56

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Women in the News

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© picture-alliance/dpa/F. Heyder

The war in Syria has been causing a lot of casualties. But a story of a “strong baby” being born in that war-torn country can also be read in the news. Read more about it here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

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24.09.2015 | 9:58

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