Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, the British man who was moved between different care institutions and foster families 14 times during his childhood, but has managed to turn his life around. He's now a musician and actor and campaigns for the care system to be reformed to help other children in his position.

Also, the paralysed Kenyan artist who paints by holding the brush in her mouth.

And the pianist who is using music to bring together the young people of Iraq. The orchestra she founded is due to perform in Edinburgh this summer.

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Thu 5 Jul 2012 01:32 GMT

Fifty Women Who Made It Happen

Malala Yousafzai, Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Commemorate International Women's Day 2015 with stories from across the world

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