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Militants of the Islamic State have abducted thousands of women and girls belonging to the Yazidi community while Kurdish women put on a brave front against the militant oppressors. Read more to find out which women’s themes made to the headlines this week.

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08.10.2014 | 8:28

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India’s women tuk-tuk drivers

INDn926bIf you were to land in Chennai in southern India one of these days, do not be surprised to see sari-clad women with khaki jackets, zipping around the city and ferrying passengers in black-and-yellow tuk-tuks, known as autorickshaws in India.

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01.10.2014 | 14:33

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Mary Kom gets gold at the Asian Games

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Boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom or Mary Kom, as she is popularly known, has become the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Two years ago during the London Olympics, she spoke to Women Talk Online about her dreams and the trials she went through to achieve them.

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01.10.2014 | 13:01

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‘And God created Woman’

Sex symbol and screen star, animal rights activist and sympathizer of the French right: Brigitte Bardot has been a controversial personality throughout her life. Recently she celebrated her 80th birthday.

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01.10.2014 | 12:47

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Picking up the pieces in flood-ravaged Kashmir

Since 1997 Nighat Shafi pandit and her group of activists have been undertaking different kinds of projects for children and destitute women in India-administered Kashmir. On the Friday I got in touch with her, Pandit was really tense as she spoke on phone for a couple minutes: “I am very upset and startled by the floods in Kashmir.

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01.10.2014 | 12:13

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