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2 Dec
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.
11 Nov
Golf is a club-and-ball game in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course. The sport dates as far back as the 15th century and it is one of the most popular outdoor games around the world. Even though the game is not really popular in mainstream Nigeria, it has often been regarded as a male and elite sport, but this set of women are changing the narrative, to them, golf is more than just a game. Some female golfers took out time to share their experiences playing a sport that is mostly dominated by men.⁣⁣⁣
6 Nov
Team Lionesses created in 2019 is stationed near the community land around Amboseli National Park. Members of the all-female rangers unit are selected based on high school level, fitness and an interest in wildlife conservation.
31 Oct
In Togo, a young lady is one of the few women to work as a motorcycle cab driver. She is facing gender stereotypes and dangerous traffic. But nothing will stop her to fight for her dream.
17 Oct
Thirty-one-year-old Lina Fayyad jabs and sprawls with a male Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter as she prepares for her upcoming match in the UAE Warriors Arabia Championship. As the only professional female MMA fighter in Jordan, Fayyad is a member of an all-men's team, 'Gladiators', with whom she trains and competes in regional and international championships as she has no local counterparts. The young fighter, dubbed as the "fierce savage" has been engaging in combat sports since 2012 thanks to the support of her father - a former boxer - who encouraged her to pursue it.
26 Sep
Dr. Habiba Sarabi is one of four women who took part in the negotiations with the Taliban in Doha at the end of 2020. She is also the first woman to have ruled an Afghan province, that of Bamiyan. Sarabi, who was in Doha when the Taliban took power, spoke to us from the Turkish city of Izmir, where she now lives. She called the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan "a big mistake", branding the US pullout "irresponsible".
25 Sep
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan caused a stir after she appointed Stergomena Tax as defense minister. She becomes the first woman to hold the critical portfolio since the country's independence.
18 Sep
Farida Shenga is one of Mombasa's few female rickshaw drivers. While necessity initially forced her into the profession, she now relishes it and doesn't put up with any nonsense.
4 Sep
Just days ago, Beheshta Arghand made history by becoming the first female Afghan journalist to interview a Taliban official live on television -- now she's a refugee overcome by emotion appealing for help.
30 Aug
When the Taliban swept back into power in Afghanistan on August 16, Kabul-based artist and curator Rada Akbar felt she had no other option than to leave. Last week, she managed to escape to France, where she is now in quarantine. In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24’s culture editor Eve Jackson, Akbar describes the Taliban’s bloody crackdown on female artists. “They would either put me in prison or kill me,” she said.
26 Aug
Members of the women's national football team were among a group of female athletes successfully evacuated from Afghanistan. The news was confirmed by FIFAPRO, the association for professional footballers, on Monday.
16 Jul
Female soldiers were sent to the restive region for the first time in May, but critics say the military still has a long way to go on gender equality.

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