Arab students in the Hashemite university in Jordan
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100 Women 2016: The Arab women told 'Girls don't do maths'

In some conservative countries in the Arab world, female students are outnumbering men in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths - widely known as Stem.

But after graduation, things change. Arab women represent only one fifth of the workforce in Stem.

The BBC 100 Women 2016 team met three Arab women who fought sexism in their maths careers, and they tell us how women can reverse the gender gap in these fields.

Video journalist: Oana Marocico, Natalia Zuo

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  • 06 Dec 2016
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