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International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day, Woman's Hour hears from women around the world. Women from Peru to South Africa tell us what is on their minds today.

To mark International Women's Day 2017, Woman's Hour will hear from women around the world. Women from South Africa, India, Turkey and Syria tell us what is on their minds today. We also want to hear from you about what is concerning you right now. Jenni will be joined in the studio by Brita Fernandez-Schmidt, Executive Director, Women for Women International and the anti-FGM campaigner and rights activist Nimco Ali to discuss the status of women around the globe, and what needs to be done to improve lives. The actress and War Child global ambassador Carey Mulligan also joins the programme to discuss the girls she's met at the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan. Carey will join Jane Garvey for a special Facebook Live straight after the programme.

Producer Dianne McGregor

Interviewed guests
Brita Fernandez-Schmidt
Nimco Ali
Carey Mulligan

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54 minutes


  • Intro Main Guests

    Duration: 01:56

  • Peru

    Duration: 06:41

  • India

    Duration: 07:25

  • Syria

    Duration: 09:24

  • Turkey

    Duration: 03:12

  • South Africa

    Duration: 09:10


Role Contributor
Presenter Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest Brita Fernandez-Schmidt
Interviewed Guest Nimco Ali
Interviewed Guest Carey Mulligan
Interviewed Guest Nani
Interviewed Guest Preethi
Interviewed Guest Hema
Interviewed Guest Zeyno
Interviewed Guest Mpho


  • Wed 8 Mar 2017 10:00

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