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IS frauenAround 100 German women left to fight for the “Islamic State” and half of them are under 25. Read more about it here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.

Sharp rise in German women joining ‘Islamic State’

The head of Germany’s domestic spy agency said around 100 German women left to fight for the “Islamic State” and that half of them are under 25. In all, there are some 7,500 Germans suspected of sympathizing with IS. Read more here.


‘Malala of Syria’: The inspiring story of one girl’s fight to educate refugees

Mazoun Almellehan doesn’t have time to think about all the things she’s lost. She’s thinking about what comes next. Read more here from CNN.


War photographer Heidi Levine: ‘I could cover conflicts and make it home for dinner’

American war photographer Heidi Levine is the recipient of the first Anja Niedringhaus Award. She tells DW why she chose to cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the last 30 years while raising three children. Read more here.


One woman’s quest to make Iranian women’s voices heard

It sounds like a completely mad enterprise: in Iran, a country where women have not been allowed to sing unaccompanied in public in front of men since the 1979 revolution, an Iranian woman sets out to organise a concert of women singing Iranian songs. The documentary “No Land’s Song” charts her progress. Richard Marcus saw the film. Read more here from


Australian doctor warns of skinny jeans health risk

A woman in Adelaide, Australia spent four days in the hospital after losing feeling in her legs, a condition caused by squatting in skinny jeans, according to her neurologist. Read more here.


Why women should worry about Alzheimer’s

The plight of Alzheimer’s patients and the challenges for those who care for them are garnering more attention thanks to movies such as “Still Alice” and the steady disclosure of well-known sufferers, such as musician Glen Campbell, model and entrepreneur B. Smith and Jeb Bush’s mother-in-law. They are all courageous in talking about the disease that robs people of mind and dignity. Read more here from CNN.


US Treasury to put a woman on the $10 bill

For the first time in over a century, a woman will be featured on paper currency in the US. The Treasury has said the new ten will be unveiled in 2020. Read more here.



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