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Lifting the veil of silence – magazine shines light on sexually abused

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The last International Women’s Day has women’s groups around the world calling attention to persistent injustices against women. The Israeli women’s magazine Laisha is attempting to pull sexual abuse out of the shadows by putting victims on its cover.


Author: Julie Gregson

Editor: Marjory Linardy



Challenging tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan

A number of female journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan are shaking up a male-dominated domain with a magazine that aims to highlight the problems and abuse many women still face. Melissa Tabeek reports from Sulaymaniyah. (From April 9, 2015)

New Year’s Eve in Cologne – A déjà vu for Muslim women

Many Muslim women recognized what happened on New Year’s Eve outside the Cologne Central Train Station from their own home countries. The problem is obvious to all and begins with circumcision, says Nalan Sipar. (From January 24, 2016)

Acid Attack – A Cowardly Move by Male Chauvinists

Women are victims of 80% of the roughly 1,500 acid attacks reported globally each year, says London-based charity Acid Survivors Trust International. These cowardly moves are meant to maim, disfigure or blind the victims. It is an atrocious act to cause shame, pain and suffering for other people. (From June 12, 2015)


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