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Fighting back: Kenyan grandmothers learn self-defence to prevent sexual assault

Every month, this Kenyan self-defence course welcomes students aged 75 to 100 in a room usually used to dry clothes.
Every month, this Kenyan self-defence course welcomes students aged 75 to 100 in a room usually used to dry clothes. © FRANCE 24

In this edition, we report on the so-called "Kung Fu grandmothers," a group of elderly women in a Kenyan slum neighbourhood who are learning how to defend themselves against rape. Our reporters also head to the Russian republic of Chechnya, ruled by Muslim strongman, Ramzan Kadyrov, who has condoned honour crimes against women believed to have brought shame to their families. Also we take a look at Suzanne Noël, a French plastic surgeon whose work was a precursor to modern cosmetic surgery.