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Rights Group Documents Mass Rape in Darfur

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The rights group Human Rights Watch says that more than 200 women and girls were raped by members of the Sudanese army in a 36-hour assault on the north Darfur town of Tabit beginning on October 30, 2014. DW spoke to Human Rights Watch spokesperson Leslie Lefkow.

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20.02.2015 | 14:38

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Matrilineal Societies in the World

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Matrilineality is a societal system in which a person’s descent is traced through their mother or maternal ancestors. In a matrilineal society property, such as land, is handed down from mother to daughter. Owing to this system they sometimes have a unique tradition that cannot be found in a patrilineal society.

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20.02.2015 | 14:37

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Women in the News

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Here’s a round-up of women’s news that made it to the headlines. Did we miss
something? Let us know through your comments.

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17.02.2015 | 9:18

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