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Germany looks to Norwegian gender quota success

June 6, 2012

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Posted on 6 June 2012 [Brussels, 06 June 2012] The German newspaper, The Spiegel, on 29 May published an interesting analysis of the Norwegian experience of quotas for company boards, and its relevance to Germany, where similar measures are being considered. Journalist Anna Reimann traces the initial reactions to the law, its demonstrated impact and […]

Fear of Honor Killings

April 24, 2012

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DPAOther women are not so lucky. Arzu Özmen was murdered after she tried to escape her family. Here, a tribute in front of the bakery where she worked in Detmold. GERMANY: Bahar ran away early on a winter morning, one-and-a-half years after her mother was murdered. She helped her younger siblings get ready for school, […]

‘Gender (in)equality not linked to Islam’

April 22, 2012

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Equality between Muslim men and women has little to do with religion, says Gönül Halat-Mec. DW’s Klaudia Prevezanos spoke to the family lawyer and member of the of the annual German Islam Conference. Deutsche Welle: What’s the situation regarding equality between Muslim men and women in Germany? Gönül Halat-Mec: You have to differentiate: It always […]

Hermaphrodites push for human rights in Germany

April 1, 2012

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By Andy Eckardt , NBC News Producer MAINZ, Germany – Pink? Or blue? For most parents this is the paramount question when it comes to organizing a baby shower or choosing a color for a newborn’s room. But, what happens if the exact gender of the child cannot be determined? It is estimated that in […]

Female Neo-Nazis Not Just Hangers-On

February 9, 2012

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By MELISSA EDDYPublished: February 8, 2012 BERLIN — The image of a far-right extremist in Germany has changed, with shaved heads and steel-toed boots replaced by long, tousled hair, a décolleté decorated with a swastika and wide blue eyes staring out from behind wire-rimmed glasses. EastWest Filmdistribution GmbHAlina Levshin as Marisa in the film “Kriegerin,” […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]

Transgender German Girl Faces Being Institutionalized By Father Who Rejects Her Gender Expression

February 1, 2012

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Posted: 01/31/2012 International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists are expressing concern over reports that an 11-year-old German transgender girl is in danger of being institutionalized. Though exact details on the case are slim (at least in the English language media), International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) declared their support for the […]