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Latest update : 2014-02-14

Sexism 2.0: tackling harassment online

We look at the issue of policing the digital space from abusive, offensive and threatening behaviour. Nathalie Dreyfus, a lawyer and consultant on digital legislation, joins us in the studio to talk about the consequences of a landmark case in the UK.

Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez used social networks as a platform last year, in order to lobby the Bank of England to put a woman on their banknotes. Yet her initiative was marred by the torrent of online abuse it generated, including serious rape and death threats. How is European and international law rising to the challenges of virtual threats that have become very real?

And in China, female imams are overturning the stereotypes of patriarchy and extremism in religion, while female athletes take to the piste in Sochi for the Olympic Games' first ever female ski jumping event.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Kate ROUSSEAU

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2015-04-24 Colombia

A Catholic revolution in Colombia

In this edition, a revolution of another kind in Colombia as a group of Catholic women priests challenge the church in the Latin American nation. Also, the dividends of...

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2015-04-16 Hillary Clinton

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

In this edition, we take a look at how women’s issues, such as the gender pay gap, will play an important role in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. And with Hillary...

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2015-04-10 France

The politics of skinny: France bans underweight models

In this edition, a report on how French politicians have agreed to ban underweight models from Paris runways. Also how a feminist show is set to hit TV screens in Afghanistan....

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2015-04-03 music

STRIKING A CHORD: Giving the stage to women musicians

This week’s edition has a distinct musical note. We meet one Iranian singer who's campaigning for the right for women to perform in front of men. Also, we take a look at the...

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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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