The Metrowoman Talk Show: Discovering your purpose
22 August 2020 | 9:52 am
On this episode of the Metrowoman talk show, we discuss finding purpose and some of the issues women face.
The American and Brazilian presidents spoke on the sidelines of the Americas Summit, with Jair Bolsonaro trying to breathe life into his re-election campaign and Joe Biden keen to have something to show for his event.
In what is set to be a landmark agreement for gender equality, the EU is to vote on legislation where companies will face mandatory quotas to ensure women have at least 40 percent of seats on corporate boards. Annette Young talks to Carlien Scheele from the European Institute for Gender Studies on what it means for businesses across the European bloc. Also as the Taliban continues to ban schooling for girls aged over 11, we meet the Afghan people risking all to ensure girls receive an education. Plus the story of Viola Smith, the first female professional jazz drummer who fought for greater recognition of women in the industry.
Delegates from across the world are set to discuss waiving vaccine patents among other global issues in Geneva as pressure grows to reform the WTO itself.
Heads of NATO defense are meeting ahead of the alliance's summit in Madrid later in June. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the Ukraine war posed the "biggest threat to Euro-Atlantic security in decades."
Although fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, people in the Kyiv region are already starting to rebuild, two and a half months after the withdrawal of Russian troops. The Ukrainian government estimates the cost of damage at more than $100 billion nationwide. Kyiv is looking for massive investment and aid from international allies, but also wants Russia to foot the bill. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent, Pauline Godart and Wassim Daly report.
The WHO released a report which said that mental illness had spiked across the world due to COVID and related restrictions. Young people, women, and those who were already mentally ill have been more affected.
Ukraine's heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk to face Briton Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Aug. 20 in a rematch of their London bout last year.
Swimming's world governing body will only allow transgender athletes who transitioned before age 12 to compete in elite women's competitions. Some support a desire for inclusion, others say it would make races unfair.
The European Commission has recommended candidate status for Ukraine. Just over three months after being invaded by Russia, Kyiv has cleared the first hurdle on the road to membership.
The sport's authority cited "welfare, legal and reputational risk" for the decision. Over the weekend swimming's world governing body FINA voted to restrict transgender athletes in elite women's competitions.
A video has done the rounds on social media, claiming to show attempts by the Ukrainian army to enrol young recruits by force. The video depicts men in army fatigues chasing a young man around a residential complex. We tell you why these claims are false.
A violent attack on several women in northern China earlier this month has raised questions over gender-based violence in the country. CCTV footage from a restaurant in the city of Tangshan showed a man getting rebuffed after he put his hand on the back of a woman. He then slapped her, then with other men beat the group of women before punching, kicking and dragging them outdoors. For more on women's safety and their rights in China, we talk to Professor Maria Jaschok from the University of Oxford.
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The Russian army is still shelling Ukrainian cities, but the rolling barrage along the front line appears to have stopped. Observers say a turning point has been reached — thanks in large part to military aid.
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Data suggest that Germany may be on the brink of an economic downturn that could ultimately lead some businesses to move abroad.
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German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.
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DW correspondent Fanny Facsar reports from a small village in the Kyiv region, where efforts are underway to help reopen the only school that exists in the area.
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Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.
Kevin Spacey being sued for at least £300,000 for ‘psychiatric damage’ to alleged sexual assault victim
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Kevin Spacey is reportedly being sued for hundreds of thousands of pounds for “psychiatric damage” by one of the men he is accused of sexually assaulting.