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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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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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