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'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 Monika Queisser from the OECD about what it means for the developed world. Plus we meet a rarity in Sudan, the female car mechanic who now runs a garage.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Juliette LACHARNAY , Gaëlle ESSOO

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2017-11-17 women

Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

In this edition, the demographic set to have the most economic power in the coming decades are women aged 50 and over. We talk to consumer forecaster, Shari Swan, as to why the...

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2017-11-10 Harvey Weinstein

One big 'non': Anger over attempts to make the French language gender-neutral

In this edition, how the Académie Française, the country's ultimate authority on the French language, has come under fire for describing gender-neutral text as an "aberration."...

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2017-11-03 women

Sharing the load: French fathers petition for extended paid parental leave

As a group of high profile Frenchmen sign a petition demanding longer paid paternity leave; we take a look at where France stands globally when it comes to supporting Dads...

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2017-10-26 Turkey

The women of the Islamic State group

As the Islamic State group crumbles in Iraq, we take a look at what happens to its female members; some having taken a key role in torturing or abusing its victims. Also the...

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2017-10-20 Sexual harassment

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

In this edition we look at the power of social media - #metoo having sparked an international conversation about sexual harassment and abuse. Also, Claire Pryde discusses the...

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