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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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2014-12-19 Christmas

Are toys really us?

It’s Christmas time, the busiest time of year for toy sellers across the globe. What messages are we giving children when we pick out their gifts? Also on the show, the captive...

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2014-12-12 UBER

Uber under fire over female passengers’ safety

The ride-sharing app, Uber, hits a roadblock over its drivers, with questions being asked about whether its female passengers are safe. And the rise of mobile universities: we...

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2014-12-05 India

Questions raised over India’s sterilisation programme

In this edition, we take you inside India's controversial sterilisation camps. Also, we tell you why women in eastern Germany are actually faring better than their western...

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2014-11-27 abortion

France marks 40th anniversary of abortion laws

In this edition, abortion may be legal in France, but for some doctors it's still a sticky issue. Also, making sure there's the right gender mix in the newsroom. And we meet the...

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2014-11-21 violence against women

Ending violence against women: The dangers of trial by Twitter

As we mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, we take a look at whether social media is a friend or foe. Also why changing men's attitudes is vital when it...

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