As the United States prepares to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban which could see the end of female education. Also as attempts are to made to revive the Iran nuclear deal, our correspondent in Tehran reports on how crippling US sanctions are impacting Iranian women's rights. Plus how the Belgian city of Liege is taking a tough stand on street harassment with those found guilty, facing the risk of a year in jail.
Barefoot and wearing traditional white dresses, a group of Maya indigenous women walk onto the pitch. They are the Hondzonot Devils, an amateur softball team challenging stereotypes in a community in southeastern Mexico. This time, they are facing the Pisté Warriors, made up of Maya indigenous women from a neighbouring state.
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. On International Women's Day 2021, we celebrate women who are going against all odds, women who continually raise the bar and shatter the glass ceiling all over the world.
Sheikha Asma Al Thani, a Qatari royal is chasing her dream of becoming the first woman from the Middle East to complete the Explorers Grand Slam of summiting each continent's highest peaks and reaching the earth’s poles. Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 1, Sheikha Asma is expected to start her ascent in mid May.
In continuation of our celebration of our women and International Women's Month, we present to you Lasaki Omotayo, the remarkable woman who delved into the male-dominated field of carpentry and made it her own.