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During the Soviet-Afghan war in the 1980s, Saodat, a Tajik, went to Afghanistan to work with local female activist Jamila, and the pair struck up an enduring friendship.
Muthulakshmi Reddy fought patriarchy to become India's first woman lawmaker. She also became the first woman to study medicine in an all-male college. She set up many charitable i
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Journalist and author Ella Whelan asks if contemporary feminism is the right political movement to argue for women’s freedom or if girl power is, in fact, dead.
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Philipp travels to a Conference on Men’s Issues in Chicago, shedding light on the controversial movement.
In 1970, protesters who felt the pageant was sexist made a stand - it's now being retold in the film Misbehaviour.
The actress and writer speaks to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about her conflicting feelings towards feminism.
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