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All that Stands in the Way

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 March 2014

Around the world young women still lack the same opportunities as men, despite most countries legislating against gender discrimination. So, what are the entrenched social and cultural attitudes that stand in the way of girls achieving equality?

Through personal and informal accounts of the lives of teenage girls in Iceland, London, Lesotho, and Amman, Ros Atkins considers what freedom looks like to these women and how the language of gender can stand in their way.

(Picture: Mira (left) and her sister Rezan who live in Amman in Jordan)


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