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Marriage at age nine is permitted, working is not; make-up is evil. Those are points written in a new treatise by female “Islamic State” supporters. Now three schoolgirls from London are believed to have crossed from Turkey into Syria. Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines.

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24.02.2015 | 20:16

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FGM: a tradition that remains alive despite international condemnation

(Copyright: DW/N. Conrad)

(Copyright: DW/N. Conrad)

Female genital mutilation is still practised in many African countries, despite being officially banned. Girl members of the semi nomadic Pokot ethnic group in Kenya have to undergo the painful ritual.

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24.02.2015 | 16:56

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Opinion: The Delights of Observing Male Parenting and Other Forms of Childcare

In several countries, including the US, there is an urgent need for safe, affordable childcare along with an analysis of the true social cost of not providing quality childcare. (Copyright: WFS)

In several countries, including the US, there is an urgent need for safe, affordable childcare along with an analysis of the true social cost of not providing quality childcare. (Copyright: WFS)

On a recent visit to Sweden, I was struck by something having nothing to do with hair color, bike paths or the high cost of living.  It had to do with who takes care of the kids. I saw so many dads pushing strollers, holding toddlers on their shoulders, or talking to kids on their way to school that it stopped me short. The delight of observing male parenting led me to thoughts of other forms of child care, something that many countries can be proud of. Sadly, America is not among them.

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24.02.2015 | 15:43

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How to combat osteoporosis?

 

Copyright: Fotolia/Volker Gerstenberg

Copyright: Fotolia/Volker Gerstenberg

Osteoporosis dramatically rises in Western Europe. Women are afflicted more than men. Patients can, however, take action themselves. We talk to sports scientist Dr. Jürgen Siebenhünen.

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24.02.2015 | 15:05

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The secretive photographer: Vivian Maier

 © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Vivian Maier is now considered one of the most important street photographers of the United States, her fame came posthumously. But since her life was very private the promotion also sparks debates in the art world.

 

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24.02.2015 | 14:07

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