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Latest update : 2014-03-14

Forced marriage: Let girls be girls

In this edition we head to Pakistan's Swat Valley where young girls are given away as brides to settle disputes.They are among the some 14 million young women who are married each year before the age of 18. We talk to one woman who is campaining against the culture of forced marriage. Also, we follow a group of Afghan women boxers who want to compete at the next Olympics.

By Annette YOUNG

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2015-05-01 women

UK elections: Does the women's vote count?

In this edition, with Britain heading to the polls, we take a look at whether women will play a key role in deciding who wins the election. Also, curbing the caesarean epidemic...

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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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