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Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

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Lesotho Coup: Exiled Prime Minister vows to return home after fleeing

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Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors? (Part Two)

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Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors?

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Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister

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More of this year's best Observers stories

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When water becomes a weapon of war

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Eve Ensler: 'In The Body Of The World'

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Ed Husain, Author of 'The Islamist'

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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:45 pm Paris time and check out our web page. We’ll be back mid-September with a new series.

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Latest update : 2014-05-05

Against all odds

In this edition: how a divorced Kurdish woman in Turkey, forced into an arranged marriage as a teenager, is now the mayor of her town. Also, our reporters head to Cameroon to investigate a horrific practice where mothers mutilate their daughters so as to protect them from rape. And in Kenya, we look at a move to discourage women from trading sex for fish.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Jennifer LUSH

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2014-07-10 WWI centenary

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

They were bombmakers, they were nurses and even chemists. In this programme, we take a look at women's unsung contribution to World War One. Also, how the world of video games,...

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2014-07-10 Ireland

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

In this edition, we head to Ireland, which is still reeling in shock over the discovery of a mass grave of more than 800 babies born to unmarried mothers. Also, how Sweden is not...

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2014-07-04 violence against women

Anger over US Supreme Court decision on birth control

In this edition, we take a look at a controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court that will allow a Christian-owned company to refuse to pay for their workers' contraception....

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2014-06-26 2014 FIFA World Cup

Women's struggle for recognition in the world of football

As the World Cup sends football fever soaring, we take a look at women's role in the game. As we'll see, they're not exactly operating on an even playing field.

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2014-06-19 sexual assault

Ending sexual violence in conflict: Seeking global support

In this edition, our reporter heads to Chad to meet women refugees fleeing the war in Central African Republic. Also, we talk about what needs to be done to end the scourge of...

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