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Latest update : 2014-03-07

Feminism in 2014: Rewriting the rule book

As we mark International Women's Day, we take a look at how young feminists are rewriting the rule book when it comes to campaigning for equal rights. As an example of that, we meet the French women who use humour along with fake beards to fight inequality. Also, a famed basketball academy in Senegal finally opens its doors to women.

By Annette YOUNG

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2017-11-23 Japan

Shortage of male heirs leads many Japanese families to adopt adult men

In this edition, how the fear of passing on a family business to a woman has resulted in the rise of adult male adoptions in Japan. Also how strict egg donation laws here in...

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2017-11-17 women

Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

In this edition, the demographic set to have the most economic power in the coming decades are women aged 50 and over. We talk to consumer forecaster, Shari Swan, as to why the...

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2017-11-10 Harvey Weinstein

One big 'non': Anger over attempts to make the French language gender-neutral

In this edition, how the Académie Française, the country's ultimate authority on the French language, has come under fire for describing gender-neutral text as an "aberration."...

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2017-11-03 women

Sharing the load: French fathers petition for extended paid parental leave

As a group of high profile Frenchmen sign a petition demanding longer paid paternity leave; we take a look at where France stands globally when it comes to supporting Dads...

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2017-10-26 Turkey

The women of the Islamic State group

As the Islamic State group crumbles in Iraq, we take a look at what happens to its female members; some having taken a key role in torturing or abusing its victims. Also the...

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