Suffrage Listen Richard Pankhurst is the son of the suffragette
Sylvia Pankhurst who campaigned tirelessly for women to have
the vote in Britain in the early part of this century. He describes
the lengths to which his mother went in order to achieve her
aims: these included hunger and thirst strikes and numerous
stints in prison.
Line Combat Listen
under the Israeli flag: Netiva Ben Yehuda is one of only a
small group of Israeli women to have seen front line combat.
She joined the Jewish underground in 1946 and a year later
found herself fighting against the Arabs. She remembers some
of the operations she was involved in and what it was like
to fight alongside men.
Kiran Bedi is India's best-known policewoman.
As Delhi's Inspector-General of Prisons she is in charge of
the notorious Tihar jail which is home to some 9,000 inmates.
Kiran Bedi's goal has been to pull the prisoners out of their
hopelessness, a task which she argues had produced some radical
results and which she says has been augmented by the fact that
she is a woman. (Photo
taken by Ajay Goyal)
Lynne Abraham has been called 'America's Most
Deadly District Attorney'. As one of the country's best known
lawyers and advocates of the death penalty, Lynne Abraham talks
about her life and her work and explains why she believes capital
punishment is the only way families of murder victims can get
Cheryl Carolus is the South African High Commissioner
in London. She describes how the struggle against apartheid
defined her whole life and led ultimately to her becoming
the first South African woman to represent her country to