100 Women [world Service]


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Razia Iqbal and guests ask how should we be bring up girls? And can diversity help wom...

Razia Iqbal and guests ask how should we be bring up girls? And can diversity help women be successful in business?

100 Women And Bbc World Service20131025

Jo Fidgen looks ahead to a day of programming celebrating 100 women from around the world. Do we live in a world of risk or opportunity?

Listen to today's programmes in which we bring together 100 women to the BBC's headquarters in London to discuss, debate and share their stories - among them well known political leaders and activists as well as nurses, teachers and others.

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Discussion: The Role Of Mentoring20131025

If you could ask an influential woman anything, what would it be? Nuala McGovern hosts a debate, an exchange of ideas, and platform for sharing suggestions with mentors and mentees from around the world.

Listen to advice in the realms of film, comedy, politics, campaigning, education, business and journalism.

Panelists include politician Clare Short, businesswoman Rubana Huq and director Gurinder Chadha.

Does Feminism Include You?20161201

As part of the 100 Women season, a panel debates whether the feminist movement has succeeded in inclusively engaging women?

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100 Women shines a light on life as a woman in the 21st Century, as we celebrate 100 years since the emergence of feminism.

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Ideas For Change20131025

What can be done to improve the lives of women worldwide? Cherie Blair, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Selma James, Fawzia Koofi, Cerrie Burnell and Claudia Paz y Paz present their ideas for change. Followed by a debate with Lyse Doucet

Life, Death And Cheerleading2016120320161204 (WS)

Sun City is one of America's biggest retirement communities and home to the Poms, a group of amazing women aged between 55 and 85. We follow the Poms as they rehearse for one of their biggest parades of the year. They train hard, squeezing into unforgiving sequined leotards, doing the splits and balancing as human pyramids. Aside from being a funny journey, their story is also one of courage in the face of mortality and high-kicking against ageism.

looks at a group of inspirational cheerleading grandmothers in Arizona who refuse to act their age.

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The best of the BBC 100 Women festival in Mexico City - music, arts, performance, debate

The BBC 100 Women festival, hosted by Alexis Anda, features music, art, dance, comedy, talks, debates and exhibitions. It’ is free and open to all to attend, and is the first time the influential and popular 100 Women season has hosted an event outside the UK.

Performers include Angela Aguilar, Ali Gua Gua, Julieta Venegas and Sofía Niño de Rivera, as well as female mariachi and female wrestlers including Estrellita and Zeuxis. The panellists include journalist Carmen Aristegui, United Nations Women representative Ana Güezmez, professor Denise Dresser, and Inmujeres DF’s director Teresa Incháustegui. Plus, we have messages from Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and former President of Panama, Mireya Moscoso.

Sigridur Maria Egilsdottir On Ending Inequality20131101

Iceland's champion debater has called for better education for women and has said it is within women's power to eradicate gender inequality for an "equal and just society". Sigridur Maria Egilsdottir gives the final address of the BBC's 100 Women Day.

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The Woman Who Exposed Russian Doping2016123120170101 (WS)
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Yuliya Stepanova revealed the use of performance enhancing drugs by Russian athletes

For the past two years, Russian athlete Yuliya Stepanova, her husband Vitaly and their three year old son, Robert have been on the run. They fear for their lives, after they exposed one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time – the systemic Russian state sponsored doping programme. With very little money or support from any sporting authority, a life of solitude and uncertainty is the prize for the whistleblower who brought down Russian sport.

Lucy Ash meets the couple who have been living like fugitives in a secret location in the USA ever since they decided to blow the cover on the widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs among Russian athletes. Yuliya’s husband Vitaly was an anti-doping official who was sincere about cleaning up Russian sport. He encouraged his wife to secretly record coaches and fellow athletes over almost two years as they urged her to take banned substances.

The evidence she collected helped to kill off Russia’s dreams of gold in this year’s Rio Olympics, so many of her compatriots view her as a traitor. But in the wake of the scandal, President Vladimir Putin has pledged tighter controls and reforms. In the second half of the programme Lucy travels to Moscow to ask if Russia is really cleaning up its act. In the meantime Yuliya is training hard every day – her dream is to compete under a neutral flag at the World Championships in London next summer.

(Photo: Yuliya Stepanova, 2006. Credit: Getty Images)

Women Being Women20131025

Can women escape their biological imperative? Nuala McGovern hosts a 100 Women debate on whether motherhood is a barrier to equality.

Women's History Hour20161208

Among the women that history overlooked are Yelena Malyutina, Queen Muhumuza, Dame Janet Vaughan, Rosalind Franklin, Nazma Akter, Sizani Ngubane, Salika Amara, Mercedes Doretti and Morfydd Owen.

This special edition of The History Hour explores the lives and achievements of women scientists, fighters, musicians and trade unionists.

Yelena Malyutina served in the women's bomber regiment in the Soviet Airforce during World War II. She was hit by anti-aircraft fire but managed to land her plane and survive internal injuries.

Queen Muhumuza was an anti-colonial rebel leader in modern-day Southern Uganda. She and her supporters fought the British, the Germans and the Belgians during the early 20th Century.

Dame Janet Vaughan was a doctor and scientist, and expert in blood diseases who worked in London in the mid-20th Century.

Rosalind Franklin was a chemist who contributed to the discovery of the DNA double-helix. Her colleagues James Watson and Francis Crick won the Nobel prize for medicine for this work after her death.

Nazma Akter is a trade union organiser in the garments industry in Bangladesh. She remembers the terrible factory fire that first shocked her into union activism back in December 1990.

Sizani Ngubane founded the Rural Women's Movement in South Africa 20 years ago to help protect women's access to vital farming land.

Salika Amara is a French Algerian theatre director. She takes us back to the 1970s in Paris when she staged her first play about the lives of immigrant women.

Mercedes Doretti is a forensic anthropologist who has dedicated her life to uncovering the evidence of human rights atrocities.

Morfydd Owen was a young Welsh composer who died in 1918. Her compositions have been rediscovered and published, and performed for the first time.

With guests Professor Jane Humphries of Oxford University and Dr Amrita Shodhan, from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University.

Image: Group of women, Credit: Thinkstock