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Half the world speaks: the lives of women around the world
Sizani Ngubane set up the Rural Women's Movement in South Africa in the 1990s
A special edition of the programme remembering women that history has overlooked.
Documentaries, features and stories
Born in 1899 Dame Janet Vaughan was a doctor and scientist.
The life of Africa's great warrior queen Muhumuza
Breaking taboos by exploring sex and female sexuality in conservative Nigeria
Kenyan ecologist Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize
Plus features, video and debate.
The life and tragic death of the first woman leader of the Basque separatist group ETA.
The young women who took to the stage to talk about their place in the Algerian community
Yelena Malyutina was a Soviet female bomber pilot who fought in WW2.
Scientist Elizabeth Fisher created a new strain of mouse to help understand Down Syndrome
The inspirational cheerleading grandmothers of Arizona who refuse to act their age
The sacrifices made by some women to put a meal on the family table.
Stand-up comedians Aditi Mittal and Zahra Noorbakhsh seek out the funny in feminism
A family secret and the steps taken by one woman to protect her children
A young Buddhist girl is chosen to host the Hindu goddess Taleju
Zoleka Mandela enjoyed many privileges but her life has been anything but easy.
The best of the BBC 100 Women festival in Mexico City - music, arts, performance, debate
Yalda Hakim talks to Rachida Dati, Member of the European Parliament and a Paris mayor.
A panel debates whether the feminist movement has succeeded in inclusively engaging women
Simone Biles is a gymnast and illustrates just what can be achieved - against the odds
Fumie Takino has set up Japan Pom Pom, a cheerleading squad for Tokyo's over 55s.
Why is feminism still regarded by many as a word to avoid?
The women in India who are bucking the trend and doing jobs traditionally done by men
Marie Keyworth tells the story of Danish radio personality Tine Bryld.
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