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Latest update : 2014-02-28

Madame Mayor?

In a historic first, two women are battling it out to become the next mayor of Paris. But what does it take to survive the rough and tumble of politics? We talk to a French expert whose job is to coach aspiring female politicians. Finally, we meet a group of exiled Syrian women journalists who are now in charge of an opposition radio station based in Turkey.

By Annette YOUNG



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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