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Paris Men's Fall/Winter 2015, freedom of speech triumphs

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Davos 2015: Businesses 'cautiously optimistic' in Japan

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Twitter storm as IMF boss Christine Lagarde hails Saudi King Abdullah as 'strong advocate of women'

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DR CONGO: Senate amends controversial constitutional law

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Pope Family Planning: Heated Debate over Pontiff's 'Rabbit' Comments (part 2)

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Saudi King Abdullah Dies: Succession, Stability and Youth in Question (part 1)

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France tackles terror

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Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric: 'France is on a better track'

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Davos debate: Can big business agree on climate deal? (part 2)

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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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2015-01-22 women

Chile's abortion debate

In this edition, we look at how a rape case in Chile has reignited the abortion debate, prompting an outcry from both sides of the political spectrum. Also, lifting the veil on...

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2015-01-16 Laos

Laos: The challenges of family planning

In this special edition, we focus on women's reproductive health. Annette Young and Aurore Dupuis head to Laos where it's a bumpy road, in more ways than one, as the UN rolls out...

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2015-01-09 France

Parental leave in France: The stigma of being a stay-at-home dad

In this edition, we look at the stigma of being a stay-at-home dad. Also: just how far have we come in 20 years since that watershed conference in Beijing on women's rights? And...

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2014-12-19 women

South Africa: Taking a stand against child marriage

Since it's the holiday period, in this edition, we’re bringing you a collection of stories from this year including a report on tribal women taking a stand against child marriage...

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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. So what messages are we giving children when we pick out their gifts? Also on the show, the...

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