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Women of the week

Kurdish female fighters are the “Women of the week” in Women Talk Online. Female fighters play an important role in the Kurdish “Peshmerga” army, which is fighting tooth and nail to keep Islamic State militants at bay in Iraq and Syria.

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08.10.2014 | 12:55

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Woman gives birth using donated womb

A 36-year-old Swede has become the world’s first woman to give birth after receiving a womb transplant. Doctors at the University of Gothenburg say the birth, which happened last month, is proof that the last barrier to female infertility has been broken down.

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08.10.2014 | 12:34

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Braving the deluge in Kashmir

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A month after flood waters battered the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, the magnitude of the tragedy is slowly unfolding. Bigger worries of death and disease still haunt the area in the aftermath of the worst crisis to have hit the region in the last six decades. Murali Krishnan visited the inundated areas in India-administered Kashmir and brought back some pictures and stories of brave women.

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08.10.2014 | 12:26

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When three-year-old Jhanvi went missing

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon on September 28 in New Delhi, when little Jhanvi went missing from India Gate, a popular meeting place in central Delhi. The initial nightmare eventually gave way to a massive social media campaign that helped find the toddler nearly a week later.

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08.10.2014 | 12:24

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When parents abuse children

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Since the December 16 gang rape incident in Delhi, the attention that sexual violence has received from the Indian public and authorities has been a welcome change. However, such recognition should not come at the cost of ignoring other forms of violence that may seem to be less scandalous and, in fact, “normal.” The recent UNICEF report on violence against children does precisely this. It blows the lid off a camouflaged and under-discussed aspect of the issue: “hidden” violence.

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08.10.2014 | 11:45

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