Looking at the lives of women around the world
About Helen FawkesHelen is a BBC news correspondent and former foreign correspondent. After surviving cancer 11 years ago she came up with a ‘list for living’ full of the things she’d always wanted to do. One of them was work abroad. Just weeks after finishing her chemo she was in Moscow. From war and revolution to pork fat covered in chocolate, she spent almost seven years reporting from Russia, the Ukraine and Sarajevo before moving back to the UK to become a news correspondent for BBC News. On Christmas Eve 2012 she was told her cancer was back for the third time and that this time it is incurable. Read her blog about her experience of living with cancer.
A season of programmes looking at the lives of women around the world