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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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2015-05-01 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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2015-04-16 Hillary Clinton

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

In this edition, we take a look at how women’s issues, such as the gender pay gap, will play an important role in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. And with Hillary...

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2015-04-10 France

The politics of skinny: France bans underweight models

In this edition, a report on how French politicians have agreed to ban underweight models from Paris runways. Also how a feminist show is set to hit TV screens in Afghanistan....

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2015-04-03 music

STRIKING A CHORD: Giving the stage to women musicians

This week’s edition has a distinct musical note. We meet one Iranian singer who's campaigning for the right for women to perform in front of men. Also, we take a look at the...

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