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African women we celebrated in 2018
An Afropop artist, a veteran mechanic and other women's stories BBC Africa featured in 2018.
100 Women: The woman who changed Ireland
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
Consecration of Jessica Hayes. Photo by Today’s Catholic/Joe Romie

Valeria Perasso

BBC World Service

Jessica Hayes is one of more than 4,000 Catholic women around the world living in voluntary and perpetual chastity.

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The CCTV images that sparked a women's rights movement
Cindy Arlette Contreras started a national protest in Peru, when images of her assault went viral.
100 Women trailblazers: 'They called me Freddy Krueger'
Svetlana Alekseeva was badly burned in a fire - now she's showing off her scars to inspire others like her.
Surrogate mother: 'I gave birth but it's not my baby'
Canadian Marissa Muzzell gave birth to a baby girl as a surrogate mother.