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Latest update : 2017-06-23

The last taboo: Helping women and girls. Period.

In this special edition, we take a look at the last taboo when it comes to women's health: menstruation. We report on how ad agencies and public campaigns are forcing us to realise that periods are not a dirty matter. We also talk to Jennifer Weiss-Wolf who's leading the charge in getting a more equitable menstrual policy in America. Plus, the women in Madagascar who are highlighting the health and economic costs of not having pads and tampons in poorer countries such as theirs.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Gaëlle ESSOO , Sonia BARITELLO

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2018-02-16 MSF

Call the midwife: Saving the lives of women refugees

In this edition, we meet Alice Gautreau, a French midwife for Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), who has co-written a book on her experiences in saving the lives...

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2018-02-08 feminism

Iranian women risk arrest as they remove hijabs

In this edition, the women in Iran who are publicly discarding their mandatory hijabs despite the risk of arrest. We also talk to Iranian journalist and activist, Masih Alinejad,...

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2018-02-01 Ireland

Abortion debate reignited in Ireland with upcoming vote

In this edition, we head to Ireland where anti-abortion and pro-choice activists are gearing up for a referendum on reforming the country's strict abortion laws. Also, we discuss...

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2018-01-19 #MeToo

Explaining #MeToo criticism: The French love of freedom and debate

In this edition, we discuss French attitudes to seduction, sexuality and power with journalist Sophie Janinet - a member of the Georgette Sand collective - after many people in...

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2018-01-12 Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve's take on #MeToo sparks anger

In this edition, we explore the backlash after 100 prominent French women signed a letter saying men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and criticised...

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