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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

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Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turf

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Understanding the burkini ban

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US Treasury lashes out at EU tax probes

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Olympic Hangover: festive mood dampened by gloomy economy

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British professor says 'no shame' in reading romance novels

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Latest update : 2014-02-10

Standing up against female genital mutilation

In this edition we head to Kenya, where more and more young girls are refusing to undergo genital mutilation. We also discover the tale of Ghana's Black Princesses, the women's football team which is heading to the World Cup. Finally, we look at how to share the load when it comes to child-rearing in Germany.

By Annette YOUNG , Kate ROUSSEAU , Joanna COCKERELL

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2016-07-14 women

The right stuff: Who and what makes a good leader

In this edition, as Theresa May becomes Britain’s second female Prime Minister, we meet Dana White, a leadership consultant based in Washington and former advisor to Republican...

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2016-07-08 Brexit

Political 'womenpower': Women leaders seen to be cleaning up the mess post-Brexit

In this edition, we look at how female politicians -- both in the UK and here on the continent -- will be the ones attempting to clean up the mess in the wake of the Brexit...

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2016-07-01 women

Unlocking the code: Women refugees offered classes in coding

In this edition, we meet Josephine Goube from Techfugees, a NGO that works with the tech community to educate woman refugees on the art of coding. Also, a highly-damning report...

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2016-06-24 women

In her own image: Women in Art

In this special edition, we’re focusing on women and art. Frida Kahlo, Georja O’Keefe and more recently, Tracey Emin are among the very few artists who managed to make a name....

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2016-06-16 USA

The rape that shocked America: Stanford sexual assault case sparks global debate

In this edition, we take a look at the continuing fallout from the highly controversial Stanford rape case that's sparked a global debate on sexual consent. Also we talk to...

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