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Women in the news

Media reports indicate that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to lower the age of marriage for women. Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani wants to set an example for women in her country. Will she be succesful? Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days.

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13.10.2014 | 7:58

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Women face a glass-ceiling at work

Women face inequality in the workplace the world over. That is a fact. We can see this clearly when it comes to pay and promotions. In many, many countries women earn less than men for doing the same job. Conservatively minded men continue to argue that a woman’s place is at home with the children. But women are playing a more and more important role in the workforce everywhere.

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10.10.2014 | 12:32

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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

© Murali Krishnan

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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