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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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2015-05-20 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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