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Latest update : 2014-06-27

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.

Here in France, becoming a football coach is quite the challenge. Just weeks after being nominated to the post of Clermont coach, Helena Costa threw in the towel before even getting to the first practice. And from the benches to the pitch itself: we meet female soccer players in Brazil, as they struggle to find recognition.

By Yara JAMALI , Nadia CHARBIT , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2015-03-27 Egypt

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

In this edition, the tale of an Egyptian mother who lived as a man for more than 40 years to earn money for her family. Also how the gender gap extends into retirement with...

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2015-03-19 Ebola

Surviving Ebola; Women bear the brunt of the deadly disease

In this edition; with women bearing the brunt of Ebola, Katerina Vittozzi reports from Liberia on how life is far from easy for those who survived the deadly disease. Also, women...

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2015-03-13 women

Reaching gender equality: Two steps forward, one step back

This week, we're in New York for a historic UN summit marking 20 years since 189 countries agreed to roll out a series of global initiatives to empower women. We take stock of...

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2015-03-05 education

Gender equality in the classroom: A delicate balancing act

As we mark International Women's Day, we take a look at the debate that boys are losing out in the campaign for gender equality. Also we talk to an education specialist on the...

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2015-02-27 women

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

In this edition, as Hollywood star Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality, the International Monetary Fund finds 90 percent of countries have at least one legal restriction...

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