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People around the world honor International Women’s Day

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People around the world honor International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, an event that has been celebrated around the world for almost a century. For more on gender issues, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Anne Marie Goetz of the U.N. Development Fund for Women. And Jason Overdorf reports for our partner GlobalPost on how class differences influence attitudes about gender in Delhi.

Posted: March 8, 2010 16:01   Comments: 2
Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

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Iraqi election campaign heats up ahead of landmark vote

Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al-Kassim translates an Al Arabiya report on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections. Women are now adorning campaign posters, and young people are weighing in on the process. Also, watch a montage of Iraqi election ads compiled by Al Jazeera English.

Posted: March 5, 2010 17:48   Comments: 0
Women in Afghanistan turn to self-immolation over abuse

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Women in Afghanistan turn to self-immolation over abuse

Rachel Reid, a researcher for Human Rights Watch, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss violence against women in Afghanistan and resulting self-immolation and suicide. David Chater reports for Al Jazeera English from Herat, Afghanistan, on how women are burning themselves to escape abusive and unwanted marriages.

Posted: December 3, 2009 21:50   Comments: 5
Gender politics drives high HIV rates for African women

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Gender politics drives high HIV rates for African women

Worldfocus contributing blogger Ayo Johnson writes about the high rates of HIV infection among women in Sub-Saharan Africa, who make up an estimated 61 percent of those living with the virus. He argues that widespread gender inequality increases women's vulnerability to HIV.

Posted: December 1, 2009 13:35   Comments: 16
Q&A: A Saudi woman’s perspective on polygamy

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Q&A: A Saudi woman’s perspective on polygamy

Islam allows men to have up to four wives at a time. A Worldfocus contributing blogger speaks with a divorced Saudi woman -- whose father and ex-husband each had two wives -- for her perspective on polygamy.

Posted: September 21, 2009 13:15   Comments: 8
At home in Morocco with an Islamist…and a feminist

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At home in Morocco with an Islamist…and a feminist

Nadia Yassine is a Moroccan political activist and the face of Al-Adl wal Ihsane, the Movement for Justice and Spirituality. She describes the social and political goals of her organization and the situation of women in Morocco.

Posted: September 11, 2009 13:50   Comments: 4
Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world

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Q&A: Women’s soccer around the world

Explore the rise of women's soccer around the world with this interactive feature. Worldfocus also speaks with two sports historians about the status of female soccer players globally.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:53   Comments: 2
Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

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Female soccer players shoot down Turkish taboos

In much of Turkey, playing soccer is something girls simply don't do. But despite religious and cultural resistance, some women players are challenging the norm and taking to the field.

Posted: September 10, 2009 12:49   Comments: 19
Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

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Women hold the keys to Iran’s future

Producer Richard O'Regan ventured to Iran for Worldfocus and describes his impressions of the changing role of women in Iranian society.

Posted: September 9, 2009 09:30   Comments: 4
Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

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Women in Iran race ahead, but still face gender block

Correspondent Bigan Saliani and producer Richard O'Regan travel to Iran to explore the tensions between the expectations of many highly educated young Iranian women and the realities of their lives.

Posted: September 8, 2009 18:25   Comments: 5
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