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Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

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A long way from home: 'Lion' stars Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel hit the red carpet

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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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2017-02-17 Islamic State (IS) group

Bearing arms: Arab women join the battle in Syria against the Islamic State group

Scores of Arab women take up arms in Syria as the campaign against the Islamic State group intensifies. Also how the art of cartooning is being used to tell the stories of female...

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2017-02-10 cinema

Women in film: Fighting for equal opportunities and against gender stereotypes

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to French director and women's rights activist Lisa Azuelos, who says mentalities need to change so that the issues in women's lives are...

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2017-02-03 women

From marching to running: The spike in American women considering elected office

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to Erin Vilardi from VoteRunLead about the dramatic rise in the number of American women signing up for political training post-election....

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2017-01-27 Russia

'The slapping law': Russia moves to decriminalise domestic violence

In this edition, women's activists angry as Russia moves towards decriminalising domestic violence. Also as the rate of childless women continues to rise in Europe, we talk to...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

From January 1 2017, under a new law, large French companies are supposed to have women making up 40 percent of their board members. But in this edition, we take a look at how...

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