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'I want to create a Bangladesh that is peaceful and prosperous'

Bangladesh is a male-dominated society that still believes a woman’s place is in the home. Despite archaic attitudes and numerous assassination attempts, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina explains why she continues to strive for gender equality
'I want to create a Bangladesh that is peaceful and prosperous'

Women leaders around the world: Breaking the glass ceiling

Women have risen to become political leaders in a number of powerful nations since Sirimavo Bandaranaike led the way by becoming Sri Lanka’s premier in 1960. But they still only make up a small percentage of senior politicians worldwide
Women leaders around the world: Breaking the glass ceiling

Losing our marbles: The Elgin controversy

The hiring of Amal Clooney by the Greek government to provide legal advice on the thorny issue of the repatriation of the Elgin Marbles has reignited passions on both sides. The ancient Greek sculptures currently reside in London’s British Museum, but Greece wants them back
Losing our marbles: The Elgin controversy

When a virus goes viral: Failure and success in containing the Ebola epidemic

Superstition, traditional beliefs and a slow international response have created a perfect storm that led to the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Now, the virus is threatening to spread to the rest of the world
When a virus goes viral: Failure and success in containing the Ebola epidemic

'Religion is negating the freedom of practising Islam. The rule of law is challenged every other day'

Sharia law is becoming more dominant in Malaysia, with Muslims no longer allowed to change their religion and non-Muslims feeling increasingly marginalised.
'Religion is negating the freedom of practising Islam. The rule of law is challenged every other day'
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