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Will life for women in China change as Beijing relaxes its one-child policy?

In this edition, Beijing relaxes its one-child policy after it leaves China with an ageing population and a gender imbalance. But just how quickly will the changes be enforced? Also, how hard is it for young Palestinian women to study in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip? And in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, often the scene of bloody sectarian violence, we meet the country's first female priest.

By Annette YOUNG

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2015-03-27 Egypt

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

In this edition, the tale of an Egyptian mother who lived as a man for more than 40 years to earn money for her family. Also how the gender gap extends into retirement with...

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2015-03-19 Ebola

Surviving Ebola; Women bear the brunt of the deadly disease

In this edition; with women bearing the brunt of Ebola, Katerina Vittozzi reports from Liberia on how life is far from easy for those who survived the deadly disease. Also, women...

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2015-03-13 women

Reaching gender equality: Two steps forward, one step back

This week, we're in New York for a historic UN summit marking 20 years since 189 countries agreed to roll out a series of global initiatives to empower women. We take stock of...

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2015-03-05 education

Gender equality in the classroom: A delicate balancing act

As we mark International Women's Day, we take a look at the debate that boys are losing out in the campaign for gender equality. Also we talk to an education specialist on the...

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2015-02-27 women

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

In this edition, as Hollywood star Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality, the International Monetary Fund finds 90 percent of countries have at least one legal restriction...

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