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Germany takes threats from militant Islamists seriously. Now German prosecutors have laid charges against a woman who took her daughters to Syria. Read more to find out which women’s themes made to the headlines this week.

German prosecutors file charges against alleged Islamist

German authorities have laid charges against a 30-year-old woman who took her two daughters to Syria. She has been accused of preparing an act of violence.

Radical Berlin Imam: ‘Women should not refuse their husband sex’

A preacher at a Berlin mosque has proclaimed that a woman should be “confined to her husband’s home” and should never refuse her husband sex. Imam Sheikh Abdel Moez al-Eila is known for his extremist preaching.

Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram defy militants by returning to school

Left to fend for themselves by the government, the traumatised schoolgirls have been given a second chance of an education thanks to one determined Nigerian woman

Little room for women in Greek cabinet

Women are conspicuously absent from the cabinet of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. They have traditionally been underrepresented in Greek politics, but it was hoped Syriza would be different. Joanna Kakissis reports from Athens.

Stateless in Nepal – How a patriarchal system denies citizenship to millions

Over four million people in Nepal are stateless as women aren’t allowed to pass their citizenship onto their children. With the latest constitutional deadline passing, concerns are growing for these undocumented people.

Female protesters in Egypt decry ‘police’ killings

Protesters at a women-only rally in Cairo have demanded an investigation into the deaths of dozens of activists, saying that they were killed by security forces. The rally was held despite Egypt’s crackdown on dissent.

Michelle Obama headscarf ‘scandal’ is bogus

It was a very telling mini-scandal, the faux-fury over Michelle Obama’s short visit to Saudi Arabia.


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