Women of the World - United!

Pascale Harter presents tales of female power, bravery and innovation from around the world, including: Stephen Evans on the digital habits of Germany's text-mad Chancellor Angela Merkel; Lucy Ash on the extraordinary life of the Soviet Union's first spacewoman; Linda Pressly meeting the "mule women of Melilla", who tote huge bales of goods from Spain into Morocco; Owen Bennett Jones on the daring of two Pakistani girls who defied their families' plans for them; Shaimaa Khalil reminiscing about her father, a classic scion of the Egyptian military; and Alexa Dvorson, travelling among the Greek villagers who're uniting to get their fair share of tourist revenue.

Producer: Bill Law

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Sun 10 Nov 2013 09:06 GMT

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