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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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2014-11-27 abortion

France marks 40th anniversary of abortion laws

In this edition, abortion may be legal in France, but for some doctors it's still a sticky issue. Also, making sure there's the right gender mix in the newsroom. And we meet the...

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2014-11-21 violence against women

Ending violence against women: The dangers of trial by Twitter

As we mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, we take a look at whether social media is a friend or foe. Also why changing men's attitudes is vital when it...

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2014-11-14 Canada

Anger in Canada over murders of Aboriginal women

In this edition, we take a look at the growing public anger in Canada over the scores of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Also: the Kurdish mayor who's watching her Turkish...

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2014-11-06 terrorism

Aafia Siddiqui: The tale of Lady al Qaeda

In this edition, we bring you the tale of a 42-year-old Pakistani woman in an American jail who has jihadists demanding her release. And as Islamist extremists repress women's...

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2014-09-25 women

Clothes Maketh the Woman

With Paris Fashion Week being underway, we ask is fashion and feminism an oxymoron? Also we meet the people who decide what will be in your wardrobe in 2016. Plus we talk to...

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