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Latest update : 2014-02-04

The First Lady of the Fed

In this edition, we take a look at Janet Yellen, who is beginning her job as the first woman head of the US Federal Reserve. In light of this historic appointment, what does it say about the obstacles women still face in the world of finance? Also, we find out why 70 years on, South Korea's comfort women are still waiting for an apology.

By Annette YOUNG , Kate ROUSSEAU , Joanna COCKERELL

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2015-06-26 women

Women in science: The right formula

Given the furore surrounding comments made by British Nobel laureate and scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, we take a look at the women who've made breakthroughs in science despite the...

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2015-06-19 Darfur

Tales of horror: Allegations of mass rape in Darfur

In this edition, more horrors from Darfur where dozens of women and girls say they were the victims of a mass rape, carried out by Sudanese government forces. Also, one year on...

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2015-06-12 Saudi Arabia

Turkish elections: Record number of female MPs voted into parliament

In this edition, a record number of female MPs are to enter the Turkish parliament following this month's poll. Also, how Saudi women are gearing up to vote for the very first...

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2015-06-05 human trafficking

United Arab Emirates: Helping victims of human trafficking

In this edition, we take a look at the cost of human trafficking in one of the world's richest countries. Also how shock tactics are being used in Chile in a campaign to change...

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2015-05-29 history

Brave women of history: French Resistance Heroines inducted into Pantheon

In this edition, a push to acknowledge women's role in French history with two women resistance fighters being interred at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris. Also, a damning report...

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