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Refugee's wait for a first police check in a tent near the central train station in in Passau, southern Germany, on October 8, 2015. © AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Refugees wait for a first police check in a tent near the central train station in in Passau, southern Germany, on October 8, 2015. © AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

The ordeal which the victims of ISIS had to go through, the refugees who were forced to run away from their homes by ISIS, and the effort to help them touch the heart of many people. Some of them are reflected in the comments given by our readers.

Zeina Muhammed Wow! Is what she did a crime?! Then UN organizations and most European leaders and most people around the world who care about humanity make the same “crime”! Should they be suspended too?!! And by the way, guess who doesn’t support Syrian refugees…yep the same who make them refugees… “ISIS”!! So does that mean CNN support ISIS crimes against humanity in Syria by suspending this journalist for expressing her human feelings about weak people who are victims of ISIS ?!! This is a question for the CEO of CNN. (Facebook, November 23)
Farah Ayesha I don’t understand you people force rules on others….. (Facebook, November 25)
Response by Khushy Khan I also don’t understand people go to west, enjoy their glory, take benefit from whatever they could like their money but hate their culture. Why dont they stay in their own countries if their values are so rich and valuable. (Facebook, November 25)
Smriti Bhattarai And those loosers say they fight for religion… (Facebook, November 26)
Syed Humaira  (Facebook, November 26)

For Nine-year-old Yazidi sex slave raped by 10 Isis militants is now pregnant – and could die delivering the baby


Shahla Khan THE MOST RIDICULOUS REASONS TO APPRECIATE MEN! Why can’t men be admired for being good companions and humans, rather bag carriers and smoke buddies? These kind of posts create HATRED between men and women instead of respect. (Facebook, November 22)

For Here’s why we couldn’t do without our men. ‪#‎MenMatter‬ ‪#‎InternationalMensDay‬ ‪#‎Mennism‬


Gisele LamarcheWomen are more likely than men to be poor for two main reasons: Women spend more time doing unpaid work, leaving less time for paid work. Each day, men and women work about the same number of hours, but women do more unpaid work (housework, childcare, meal preparation, eldercare, etc. Women are much more likely than men to lose time from their paid work because of family Responsibilities. Many women CAN ONLY FIND part-time, seasonal, contract, or temporary jobs. Unfortunately, most of these jobs are low paid, with no security, few opportunities for advancement, and no health benefits. Most poor women in Canada are working, but can’t earn enough to lift themselves out of poverty because they are clustered in these low paid and precarious jobs. Women who interrupt their career to care for children or other family members have much lower earnings: in one study, women aged forty who had interrupted their careers for at least three years for family care leave were earning about 30% less than women with no children. The double-duty demands of home and workplace force many women to sacrifice their long-term economic security.
This is a high price to pay for being a mother. Women who work full-time earn about 71 cents for every dollar earned by men. This wage gap persists even when hourly wages are compared: women earn an average of $17.96 per hour compared to $21.43 for men, meaning that women earn 83.8% of the male hourly wage. The wage gap also persists even when women have the same education and experience as men. Part of the problem is that jobs that have been traditionally done by women pay less than traditional male jobs. This is true regardless of the value of the work to the employer or the consumer or the community! The more a job is considered ‘women’s work,’ the less it pays and the stability in hours and benefits. Traditionally male-dominated trades deter women from entering them. (Facebook, November 22)

Asra Tabisch Pasha It’s not always so. Please stop this stereotyping. (Facebook, November 21)



No ‘safe’ asylum for female refugees in Europe

Female migrants coming to Europe are exposed to physical and sexual violence while living in cramped shelters with other refugees. But cultural prejudices and trauma make it difficult for them to talk about abuse. (From October 13, 2015)

Are media to be blamed for gender stereotypes?

Are the media making big mistakes in the way they represent women? What about how they ‘show’ violence against women? (From November 1, 2015)

Equal pay and work-life balance among biggest challenges for women

What challenges do women face at work? Is it possible to have kids and a successful career? The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 9,500 women in the G20 countries. DW speaks to the foundation’s CEO, Monique Villa. (From October 31, 2015)


01.12.2015 | 20:31