“We must not rest”

Candles form a red ribbon as a symbol of the fight against AIDS © Florian Schuh

On World AIDS Day, organizations call for better services to combat immunodeficiency disease. Development Minister Gerd Muller is also providing 40 million euros next year for the global fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.


Now karlsruhe must decide

Now karlsruhe must decide

Baby feet in the hands of the mother © Liudmila Fadzeyeva (shutterstock)

The Celle Higher Regional Court considers it unconstitutional that a woman's spouse cannot be recognized as the "co-mother" of her child. Now the Federal Constitutional Court must decide as next instance.


“I am no longer who i was”

Under the pseudonym Shirin, a young Yazidi woman writes about her martyrdom at the hands of IS © Tobias Hase

"To feel safe – we have to learn that again first."This is how the young Yazidi wrote the chapter "Germany" in her book. She has lived through martyrdom under the IS militia, torture, rape. She wants the world to know about it.


“Only the tip of the iceberg”

A little light in the dark: Japan bishops' conference releases late abuse study © Harald Oppitz (KNA)

Japan's Catholic Bishops' Conference has released its long-awaited report on sexual abuse of children and adolescents by clerics and religious. It shows lack of reappraisal and cover-up.