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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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2015-07-03 women

Jordan: Where a rapist can marry his victim

In this edition, we head to Jordan where by law, a rapist can marry his victim in order to escape a jail sentence. Also, we meet with a group of South African mothers determined...

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2015-06-26 women

Women in science: The right formula

Given the furore surrounding comments made by British Nobel laureate and scientist, Sir Tim Hunt, we take a look at the women who've made breakthroughs in science despite the...

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2015-06-19 Darfur

Tales of horror: Allegations of mass rape in Darfur

In this edition, more horrors from Darfur where dozens of women and girls say they were the victims of a mass rape, carried out by Sudanese government forces. Also, one year on...

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2015-06-12 Saudi Arabia

Turkish elections: Record number of female MPs voted into parliament

In this edition, a record number of female MPs are to enter the Turkish parliament following this month's poll. Also, how Saudi women are gearing up to vote for the very first...

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2015-06-05 human trafficking

United Arab Emirates: Helping victims of human trafficking

In this edition, we take a look at the cost of human trafficking in one of the world's richest countries. Also how shock tactics are being used in Chile in a campaign to change...

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