Afrikas „Kinderwettlauf“ – und das Leiden der Frauen

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Diese Frau wurde von ihrem Mann verstoßen und suchte Schutz. Sie fand sie bei Madame Traoré Quelle: Sebastian Backhaus

Nirgends bekommen Frauen so viele Kinder wie in Afrika. Im Niger liegt die Geburtenrate bei fast acht Kindern. Das führt nicht nur zu Überbevölkerung und Armut – sondern zu gesundheitlichen Leiden.

Von Alfred Hackensberger | DIE WELT

Auf der Terrasse einer kleinen Vorstadtvilla in Niamey, der Hauptstadt des Niger, sitzen drei Frauen ganz versunken ihre Arbeit. Geschickt treten sie die Pedale der Nähmaschinen und ziehen eine Naht nach der anderen in einen knallgelben Stoff mit blauen Streifen. „Wir produzieren hier Taschen, Schals und Tücher, um über ihren Verkauf etwas dazuzuverdienen“, erklärt Salamatou Traoré, eine 70-jährige Frau, die in ihrem hellblauen traditionellen Gewand 20 Jahre jünger wirkt. „Aber das Wichtigste unserer Produktion ist das hier“, wirft sie ein und zeigt auf einen Stapel von bunten Binden und Gummiunterhosen. „Das bekommen die…

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Erica Garner left brain-damaged after cardiac arrest

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Erica Garner left brain-damaged after cardiac arrest

BY
Leonard Greene

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 9:15 PM
Eric Garner’s family is facing another crisis after doctors told the them that the police chokehold victim’s daughter suffered major brain damage after a heart attack just days before Christmas.
Erica Garner, 27, the grieving daughter-turned-activist has been in a medically-induced coma since she went into cardiac arrest Saturday. Family and friends, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, went on social media requesting prayers and offering updates.
The latest update came Wednesday evening from someone using Garner’s own Twitter page, which has more than 35,000 followers, and the outlook was not good….http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/erica-garner-left-brain-damaged-cardiac-arrest-article-1.3723350?

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New Year’s Eve party in Berlin to have “safe zone” for women

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From BBC: Organisers of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are to set up a “safe zone” for women for the first time.  The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about sexual assaults.

A large number of assaults and robberies targeting women at Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations two years ago horrified Germany. Hundreds of women reported being attacked by gangs of men with migrant backgrounds.

The events in Cologne heightened tensions in the country over the large influx of refugees and migrants – 1.1m people arrived in Germany in 2015, some, but by no means all, fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the New Year’s Eve party in Berlin on Sunday and security will be strict. Large bags, such as rucksacks, and alcoholic drinks will be banned at the Brandenburg Gate.

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More pregnant women are using pot, study finds — Q13 FOX News

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from…

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Latin America More Than 1,500 Mexican Women Murdered Since 2015: Report

Women attending a protest against femicide in Mexico hold aloft a banner declaring: "No more machismo-based violence."News > Latin America
More Than 1,500 Mexican Women Murdered Since 2015: Report

Women attending a protest against femicide in Mexico hold aloft a banner declaring: “No more machismo-based violence.” | Photo: Reuters

Published 23 December 2017

This year marks Mexico’s highest murder rate since modern records began in 1997, dealing a fresh blow to President Enrique Peña Nieto’s pledge to fight violence.
A total of 1,525 femicides were recorded in Mexico between January 2015 and November 2017, with authorities receiving more than 436,000 complaints of domestic violence, according to a report by ::::

 

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“Es gibt eine verdeckte Obdachlosigkeit von Älteren in München”

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Die Ethnologin Irene Götz hat sich in einer Studie intensiv mit den Ursachen und Erscheinungsformen der Altersarmut von Münchner Rentnerinnen befasst. (Foto: Robert Haas)

Rentnerinnen, die ihre Wohnung nicht heizen können oder im Klappbett bei ihren Verwandten schlafen: Sie tauchen in keiner Statistik zur Altersarmut auf. Die Ethnologin Irene Götz hat mit 50 Frauen gesprochen, die sich die Stadt kaum noch leisten können.

Von Jakob Wetzel | Süddeutsche Zeitung

Es gibt Not im reichen München, die niemand sieht. Rentnerinnen etwa, die in kalten Wohnungen hausen, weil sie es sich nur leisten können, einen einzigen Raum zu heizen. Oder auch den Fall einer früheren leitenden Altenpflegerin, die mittlerweile im Ruhestand lebt. Sie ist gehbehindert und sucht eine Wohnung mit Aufzug, aber sie findet keine, die sie bezahlen kann. Ihre Rente reicht nicht. Also übernachtet sie seit zwei Jahren bei ihrer Tochter, sie schläft in deren Wohnung auf einem Klappbett im Flur.

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Swedish woman raped by refugee commits suicide after prosecutor claims “lack of evidence”

A Swedish woman who was raped by a Syrian refugee in March this year has committed suicide. The horrible news was made public by Swedish investigative journalist Joakim Magnus Lamotte.

Angelica Wiktor, the 30-year-old victim. Via Facebook – Joakim Magnus Lamotte

The woman chose to end her life by overdosing on her medication; she felt devastated in aftermath of her violent rape and the failure to prosecute the perpetrator exacerbated her sense of low worth. She was raped in her own apartment during the evening and according to involved Swedish investigative journalist Lamotte she reportedly told police:

“Her neighbour, Adnan, together with his friend Samir [not their real names], came to her apartment late one evening in spring. Because Angelica had taken sleeping pills, she is unsure about the exact timing, but she remembers Adnan pushing her into the bedroom, using violence to force her on her bed and holding…

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Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care

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Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth
Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.

By Nina Martin, Renee Montagne / ProPublica,

This story was co-published with NPR.

On a melancholy Saturday this past February, Shalon Irving’s “village” — the friends and family she had assembled to support her as a single mother — gathered at a funeral home in a prosperous black neighborhood in southwest Atlanta to say goodbye and send her home. The afternoon light was gray but bright, flooding through tall arched windows and pouring past white columns, illuminating the flag that covered her casket. Sprays of callas and roses dotted the room like giant corsages, flanking photos from happier times: Shalon in a slinky maternity dress, sprawled across her couch with her puppy; Shalon, sleepy-eyed and cradling the tiny head of her newborn daughter…

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30-40 members of Congress may be accused of sexual misconduct — Fellowship of the Minds

The resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota), accused by women of sexual misconduct, is just the beginning of the draining of the Congressional swamp. See also “Sadistic pedophiles and Sen. Al Franken’s ‘joke’ about anal rape of babies”. Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, said this yesterday: “I’ve heard reports that as many as 30 […]https://youtu.be/HuyBdWuKwJo

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Can Better Policies Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment? — CRIME & MORE WORLD

Sexual misconduct happens at work not because companies don’t publish anti-harassment policies, experts say, but because managers don’t enforce them — and because people fail to apply them to themselves. While the floodgates on reporting abuse and sexual harassment have opened with high-profile cases in Big Tech, Hollywood and Washington, it’s not yet clear whether […]

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