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Antonie Chrastecka (L) and Hana Humpalova (R) with IHH coordinator Izzet Sahin in Turkey after their release
Antonie Chrastecka (L) and Hana Humpalova (R) with IHH coordinator Izzet Sahin in Turkey after their release

Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days. And if you think we missed something important, tell us through your comments!

Two Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan freed after two years

Two young Czech women abducted in Pakistan in 2013 have returned home after being freed by their captors. Their release was negotiated by a Turkish NGO.

Read more here.

Afghanistan: Death sentence commuted for murderer of German photographer Niedringhaus

The death sentence for the police officer who murdered German photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan last April has been commuted. The country’s highest court has ruled he serve 20 years jail instead, AP says.

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China rejects calls to free women’s rights activists

China has rejected calls from several foreign governments to free five women’s rights activists who have spent nearly three weeks in detention.

Read more on BBC here.

Shattering the ‘highest, hardest’ glass ceiling

Hillary Clinton is tipped to run for US president in 2016. Throughout her career, she has used her positions to advocate for the rights of women around the world. Speaking to the BBC, three of the most powerful female leaders in recent history reflect on what has been achieved so far.

Read more on BBC here.

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts

Traditional craft skills are helping to save the lives of children born with heart defects in Bolivia.

Read more on BBC here.

Jolie’s op-ed prompts women’s health discussion

Angelina Jolie’s choice to remove her ovaries to prevent cancer is analyzed by CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and Dr. Seema Yasmin.

Read more on CNN here.

World’s oldest person dies at 117

Japanese woman Misao Okawa died of heart failure, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. The woman had attributed her longevity to “eating delicious things” and getting plenty of rest.

Read more here.


03.04.2015 | 12:46