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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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2015-05-20 Mexico

Modern-day slavery in Mexico

In this edition, the horrors of modern-day slavery in Mexico with the country gripped by one young woman's tale of torture. Also, how one Ethiopian organisation is encouraging...

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2015-05-14 sexism

Breaking the silence: French women journalists denounce sexism in politics

In this edition, the media in France has been full of buzz about French women journalists who publicly denounce sexism in politics. As a result, we talk to Lenaig Bredoux, one of...

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2015-05-08 Bangladesh

Made in Bangladesh: The labour rights' advocate who took on the garment industry

In this edition, Annette Young meets Kalpona Akter, the Bangladeshi labour rights' advocate who took on the international garment trade. Also, a mother's plea to end her...

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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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