The future is female – but actually the past is too!
01 April 2021 | 10:36 am
The future is female – that's the rallying cry. But as part of Women's History Month, we're looking to the past, with two female writers who have created some remarkable female characters in their delightful historical novels that are coming out in French published by Editions Belfond.
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Women in Saudi Arabia were banned from driving until 2018. Now, Saudi Arabian women are taking to motorsport in a big way at the country's first all-women motorsport event - the Rally Jameel.
Nigerian activists have intensified their advocacy and campaign against female genital mutilation, or FGM. The practice, which has been outlawed in the country, is still prevalent in some communities. Activists say victims live with trauma and health complications for the rest of their lives. They're pushing for better protection for girls.
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