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this is the w.'s line from berlin an attempted murder with a deadly nerve agent more clues but still no suspects in the poisoning attempt that's left an x. spine his daughter and a policeman fighting for their lives despite a call for cool head speculations worlds that russia was behind the attack also coming up danish inventor peter madsen goes on trial for killing journalist jim walsh in his submarine prosecutors say not some plan for murder. also coming up at international women's day we bring you stories of women board changing their world
women in spain fed up with the country's macho culture demand a tougher stance against domesticity violence in south korea the rage over sexual assault games of boys with a need to move next. time have you noticed you're running later than usual it may not be you it could be your clock here in europe some electrical clocks are running slow we'll tell you why. i'm so new so let's go to thank you for joining us british counterterrorism police say a nerve agent was used to attack a former russian double agent and his daughter last weekend police believe circus crip fall and his daughter yulia were deliberately targeted and the case is now being treated as attempted murder there has been speculation that russia could be behind the attack that as investigators attempt to piece together what really happened on a bench in a quiet british town last sunday. surrogate's cripple lived
a quiet life in the english cathedral town of salisbury this c.c.t.v. footage was captured days before the former russian spy and his daughter yulia collapsed near a shopping center. british police now say she was deliberately poisoned so having established the nerve agent is the cause of the symptoms leading us to treat this attempted murder i can also confirm that we believe the two people originally who became a well were talked to specifically. scruple worked as a connell in russia's military intelligence service in two thousand and four he was arrested for selling russian secrets to british intelligence six years later the double agent arrived in britain as part of a spy swap. russia has strongly denied any involvement in scruples poisoning just going to be honest it's difficult to evaluate this story as anything other than
provocative media allegations intended to further exacerbate relations between our countries it's slow motion. but london has threatened a robust response if the trail of the poison leads back to moscow that if this does turn out to be in any way. the result of hostile activity by another government or directed led by another government then the people of this country can be absolutely sure that the u.k. will respond robustly no details about the nerve agents have been released but experts say this kind of substance is difficult to produce and not available to the general public some areas of salisbury are still cordoned off the first police officer on the scene is now in serious condition in hospital. and from want a story we can talk to journalist abigail simon route in london hi i have a girl fergus up to date on a circus grip power and also his daughter and the policeman who is affected as well
what is their condition so we're hearing this morning is that all three are in comas and there is great concern that this crippled condition is the most severe and sources told the times newspaper that they hope to his daughter you know will pull through and the policeman the condition this is the policeman who treated them at the scene on sunday in salt great his condition is thought to be less severe but actually all three are in a very precarious position and i think it's very significant yes slate and what are police saying about the nerve agent that was uses that hack and who could be behind it. well the very fact that they're talking about a nerve agent does suggest i mean these are sophisticated chemicals to manufacture it would take a great deal of expertise and results is to be able to manufacture these this is not some kind of anything that a criminal or could could do at home so this is
a gesture and it does point to this thing stating the old meant by as sophisticated as fifty eight x. or so and the fact that they're now using words like this an intent to murder unscrupulous daughter talked in specifically is very significant also the suggestion is that must be a fairly unusual nerve agent because if they can police tweeting to identify it. what about the speculation that's been swirling in media about russia's involvement and a possible motive there would have authority has been saying about that so the british government is anxious not to jump to conclusions and to exacerbate tensions. and the road yesterday was saying that we need to have the full facts which certainly contrast at the time taken by the foreign secretary going to jump in the you for. increasing it because a nerve agent has now been identified by police. that is where people's minds are
going that you know if there's any state behind this then russia have the resources and a possible motive however until they identify. which you know the agent was used that could hold details of which state might be behind it and even much the bulleting might manufactured it that being said a lot of people in london are being reminded of the poisoning of the former agent alexander litvinenko who died in london in two thousand and six are there any links . well and certainly given that boris johnson mentioned the looking younger in case when he spoke important. about the poisoning two days ago it's very much up mason margins in the army base of russian nationals who were taken seriously ill on british soil they've been given care was poisoned by polonium. fire caught again in a public place both men have flown out of the russian state however script hole because
they've been part of this prison spoke have been technically been pardoned for a journalist article from and routes with the very latest for us from london thank you. now a savvy reporter we traveled around the world gruesomely murdered close to home the trial starts in denmark today for the man accused of killing swedish journalist kim wall she planned to profile inventor peter madsen onboard his homemade submarine last summer but she never returned madsen denies killing her but has admitted to dismembering wall before dumping her body parts in the sea danish prosecutors will seek to have madsen jailed for life. it's one of the most gruesome murder trials ever to take place at copenhagen city court inventor peter madsen is due to take the stand here charged with killing kim wall. in these rooms thirty seven witnesses will testify there's huge interest from global media with
more than one hundred journalists following proceedings it won't be easy listening . prosecutors say the swedish journalist ken ward died under horrific circumstances. mattson invited her to interview him on his private submarine the north. these pictures such as show the vessel leaving port last august the indictment says matson had planned the murder because he took a saw a knives with him the next day the submarine sank police think deliberately only mattson was on board and he was rescued on harmed i'm fine a little sad obviously. it was unfortunate but oh well. first matson told police he dropped wall off an island but then he changed his story saying she died in an accident and he buried her at sea he still denies killing her late
was mutilated torso washed ashore and divers pulled her body parts from the sea. blood was found in the recovered submarine. it's here that investigators say in months and cut up the wall before killing and dismembering. the nautilus is now wraps up but the trial is only just beginning prosecutions one months and jailed for life for so brutal a crime the verdict is expected at the end of april. now to some other stories making news around the world syrian government forces have seized a half of the territory held by rebels in the damascus suburb of eastern around four hundred thousand people are believed to be trapped in the area as russian backed troops intensify their assault the un has urged all parties to abide by a cease fire in order to deliver aid and evacuate the wounded. japan's chief
nuclear regulator says the two thousand and eleven fukushima disaster isn't over radioactive waste is still being removed from the three crippled reactors are hugely challenging tasks that could take decades this weekend marks the seventh anniversary of the nuclear accident and the tsunami that caused. police in sierra leone have quassia clashes in the capital freetown following wednesday's election tensions mounted after an opposition spokesman said authorities had come to search the party's offices without a warrant at least one person was stabbed in the skirmishes vote counting is ongoing with initial results expected by friday night. saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has arrived in the u.k. for an official visit but the event has sparked controversy with the critics staging a protest over saudi arabia's involvement in yemen's civil war it has also led to calls in parliament for the u.k. government to take a stronger stance on human rights abuses in the kingdom. in two stabbings in
austria capital vienna have left four people seriously injured a man attacked a family a father mother and daughter late on wednesday the second attack followed shortly afterwards police are hunting for the assailant and say the motive or any connection between the assaults is on clear. today on international women's day there are protests across the world as women press for progress south koreans are rallying to show solidarity with the need to movement against sexual harassment the protests come after a politician viewed as a future presidential candidate on whom quit his post as a provincial governor after being accused of rape the government has promised to strengthen laws against sexual assault on implement new measures in an effort to reduce harassment. and let's go right to seoul we have gen moon with us chief correspondent from our iran t.v. hi jan so there are demonstrations going on right now what more can you tell us
well thousands of women here in south korea have taken to the streets on this march eighth international women's day carrying signs stop sexual violence now this has been made possible because female workers across the nation have called for all women to take an early leave from work today at three pm local time it's now about ten minutes after three so the students aggregate in the public square its own will cross the capital seoul and across the nation some woman activists groups are handing out right roses which symbolizes stop sexual violence and that women are wearing black and purple marching this is really the first time such massive protests have taken place on this particular issue in this highly ping charcoaled. future society here in korea as we've said jens comes at a time that we've seen a possible presidential candidate also quit politics because of sexual assault allegations tell us more about how that played out. well absolutely and the junk
was a rising power of the star and presidential hopeful i think has become the latest and the most prominent south korean accuse of misdeeds by growing this need to movement in this highly male dominated society it started when one of the secretaries of women in his her early thirty's came on national television claiming in public that she had been great by mr on on four occasions since last june and the most recent instance was as recently as last month or so that was shocking she quit was extremely difficult for her to give and outwardly jetson as mr on was her boss a provisional governor and probably one of if not the only the most favored person you hopeful in the next big election who could replace the current president move when his five term ends in two thousand and twenty two and had scheduled for a nice conference at three pm today. to treat day since the revelation his office
at one point had did not write the right accusation seeing had consensual sex with his secretary ms kim but that was just canceled and that's probably because just last night we saw another victim of mr on come public on national television to mention this is a male dominated society how do you think the me too movement has impacted how people talk about sexual assault and abuse in south korea. well definitely it have it has helped the women that speak up about this violence because in this highly kneel down amid confusion society it's really it's really been a taboo for any victim of sexual violence assault to come up in public and say that they been victimized so many of these instances that these women are bringing up their five ten years old and they've actually been keeping that sign and because of this social taboo and even now there are many victims across this nation who are in
fear of revealing their experiences because they need might get labeled and and not be able to with any further in this highly confusing society but service this female prosecutor asserted on t.v. in january that one of her former bosses had groped her at a funeral in two thousand and ten and. women have been coming up and her accusation revealed that that even prosecutors incher one of the most powerful elite groups in south korea could be stepped up to sexual abuse. general for us now from south korea on the me too movement there thank you very much jim now the drive for progress is still ongoing in the car industry helena that's right it seems that cause a still seen as a man's game if signs at the geneva motor show anything to go by most of the attendees that all men things are changing slowly and in the run up to the motor
show a couple of called make us use the hash tag no booth babes on social media to rally against women at cost dans being used as decoration well our correspondent. takes the temperature of how far the call industry's come and how far it still has to go . at the geneva motor show attractive women draped over shining sports cars are out modestly dressed car explainers prepared to talk features and functions or in a timely move and step with a larger discussion about women in the workplace there's even the attempt at gender balance i feel very comfortable and i too worry kids though i had have nothing to complain about i think they tried to give it the new touch because last year we were wearing suits the women were presses so this time it's way more casual and it's maybe more familiar to be more familiar with the clients not everyone is following the same dress code and the auto industry's gender problem isn't really
about clothes but representation men still vastly outnumber women there and at this motor show too it took a while to find. she's the chief autonomy's lead from oil abilities subsidiary and the only woman i've heard speak at the car salon this year but she says more coming i'm seeing a lot of talented young female people that are shaping the future of being here together in geneva and being on stage was actually a really emotional moment because michael vick told me that she's seeing after a really long time of the first time a woman on the stage the geneva motor show is supposed to be a showcase of industry trends but those don't just have to be technological it could be a platform for a cultural shift in gears as well. after hollywood politics and governance and the sports world they need to movement has come to motor show is now
as well well sort of there's a markedly less objectification than in the last years even if it's not completely gone but in terms of taking women seriously the auto industry still has miles to go there's still only one female c.e.o. of a major automotive company and she's not even here. the geneva motor show that well the white house says u.s. president donald trump may sign off on controversial tariffs on metal imports as early as later today but canada and mexico could be exempt now the trumpet ministration says the softer stones towards its neighbors is based on national security in the same cannot be said for the e.u. in brussels which announced yesterday that it is poised to strike back against trump trade tariffs now the e.u. unveiled its own list of tariffs yesterday targeting typical american products and the targeted to hit republican politicians where it hurts the down to earth industries in their districts. harley davidson motorcycles levi's jeans
and whiskey are some of the u.s. products that could be affected if the e.u. follows through on a threat to retaliate against trump's proposed import tariffs. the us president has decided to slap a twenty five percent levy on imported steel and ten percent on aluminum it's a move that could put thousands of e.u. jobs in the industries out risk no surprise then that you officials have called transplant deeply on just the european commission is calling for collective action in response. should you make it clear you opinion statement against zero. zero just states because it's not related to dumping subsidies kerry says it's really too close a market of united states and this is. and therefore we need to reaction from. the e.u. also considering imposing tariffs on u.s.
steel in our cultural products rhetoric that's sparking fears that a trade war could be proving. now brigs it was never going to be smooth sailing but now the president of the european council has put out the strongest warning yet against british cherrypicking donald said briggs it will make trade with the u.k. more complicated and costly donald tusk has dismissed the idea of smooth and frictionless trade between the e.u. and the u.k. after brics it the president of the european council all small today as he presented a draft of tough guidelines for future economic relations with britain he emphasized that trade will only be more complicated and costly after brics it. i fully understand. because i respect. political objectives. to demonstrate that. it could be a success and it was
a right choice. but. it is not our objective of. tusks trade deal also only office financial companies limited scope to offer their services in the e.u. single market british chancellor philip hammond immediately responded to say any settlement without the services deal could not claim to be fair and balanced. and the road to briggs it looks to be a bumpy one for sides as well sue me that's right it is a scientist's job to explore the unknown and still lots of unanswered questions out there over brags that as part of our road to brag that series we're taking a look at the potential impact on britain's universities. professor at cambridge doing all she can to preserve the u.k.'s world renowned science disciplines that could become casualties of the divorce there's a big shockwave both among star continental european colleagues and those based in the u.k.
people are anxious about what's going to happen. child reach for x. . name is awfully nice and i professor of plant development at the university of cambridge. i'm coming up to london quite often at the moment i count me chad the royal society science policy committee and we've been. as a society very engaged in putting forward the voice of science in. that. there are three things at all really important firstly freedom of movement for scientists science is global it's really important that scientists can come and go the second thing it concerns funding so we have benefited hugely from participating in the european framework programs.
you just heard thing is to do with regulation you're asked him for example which concerns. active materials in the european union it's very important again that we may have some clarity on day one the day we leave. why we we are such a successful nation in science. because of the way that we do science it's a very. open environment because science is very driven by a kind of freedom of ideas and expression the plant self you know it is my hope that that will be strong enough to support us through this crisis and continue to make the u.k. a really attractive place to come it's that kind of visceral anxiety that i think is the major threat to the scientific endeavor that drives people apart and that
will be a tragedy. now if you live here in europe you might have noticed your clocks have been lagging behind the last few weeks six minutes to be exact that's because digital clocks haven't been sinking correctly our next report will tell you why. stolen time clocks are running slowly in many homes some have lost more than six minutes as the world until the time will. not only unfortunately clocks are losing time so people are turning up late to appointments they're leaving home late and missing their buses it's mostly clock radios that are affected and clocks eleven's they're part of a europe wide electricity network that normally operates at a steady synchronized frequency yaz a bones in our kitchen a new the living room we have two clocks and one is running ten minutes behind the other. the reason for the slowdown is a dispute between serbia and kosovo it means there's not enough electricity being
pumped into the network so the frequency is reduced result clock radios slow down. normally they operate at a frequency of fifty hertz. the reason the clocks have gone wrong is that the frequency is full and you can see it going down a bit no i'm dependent type slower the perfect excuse for the habit you a late arrival across europe our trusty timepieces are just plain wrong fortunately the clocks of the german rower system a radio controlled so the great clock slow down can't be used as a cover for late trains but could there be worse consequences this kind of you haven't got so i could always be a power failure of course such as when a generating station breaks down but then the network can draw power from other countries so customers don't have to worry that if a poll has just the clocks are not showing the right time it's kind of an operation when biden will confess his existence and. so there's no need to get
a new plug simply adjust the old one and enjoy a soothing night's sleep before that hateful device screams you awake in the morning. ok not a football in the champions league last night you ventas produced a resilient performance against tottenham to progress to the quarterfinals tottenham took an early lead a through schoenman sun but to event his goals inside three minutes turned the tie on its head you ventus won the match two one going through to the next round for three on aggregate and manchester city also booked their place in the quarterfinals despite losing two one at home to f.c. basel a strong showing in the first leg meant city went through five two on aggregate they were mating quarter finalist will be decided next week. you're watching d.w. news still to come a sickness group determined to be the first woman from egypt to climb mount everest
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. mine. welcome back you're watching to get your news our top story british police are trying to uncover who was behind a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy police believe circus cripple and his daughter julio were deliberately targeted the case is now being treated as attempted murder. now today is international women's day this annual event celebrates women's achievements and pushes towards gender equality and this year's theme is hash tag press for progress charity w we're going to be setting our own women's day agenda
and we start with a little quiz about women's rights here in germany. job of the foundation for listed in house has a feel for the modern human am i not allowed. to miss it at all feel her. presence here chance nine simple not sponsored so much and. just go to times you know stephen said please nonsense of this whole all my book you mention you do indeed says yeah but the hospital. since when is rape and a marriage punishable in germany so i could see it so listen. to me of. something. awful hear those. who hope. to show us some. national cancer institute i.
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replacement i don't hear much just that i was obsessed with looking for this new polish from pleasure but because. of the spin offs. now in honor of international women's day it was profiling women around the globe who are working to change their societies now progress has been made in many areas you know often looking at milestones also illustrates how much more is needed to reach levels of equality and break down gender stereotypes we take a look now at. she started as a pharmacist moved into fitness training and is now a model as well as a mountaineer when she drew attention and to criticism for working out in her headscarf she took to social media and all set up a private facebook group and it quickly gained more than half a million members the women in the form are having conversations that they say they may not necessarily feel comfortable having in public. to come forward and share. their story moments were during this. fire they made it through.
some has already climbed some of the world's highest peaks mt kilimanjaro elbrus mount kenya and mount sinai and every single expedition that i go to most of the time i'm one of the only covered women you know the expedition but they're just fascinated that the arab world actually has one of the like oh my god we don't know that you're even allowed to go driving and then it opens room for discussion and it opens room for having an open minded conversation and she took that conversation to the internet in twenty fourteen she started a facebook group called surviving who initially added. girls you know handpicked from my facebook friends friends and family never ever ever dram that it would you know explode like you got the google maps we had forty thousand girls within a few months. that was just the start this week the group reach six hundred thousand
members is a safe haven for women to go on their. rights opposed that will only be read by women who are literally in the same boat you don't get that and other platforms elsewhere it's so beautiful to see it like i'm getting is even like whose bums tell you this it's so beautiful to see other woman so would other women because they understand you know because they understand your struggle and last year she became the first model for the nike project campaign. you know i get a lot of criticism like you know on social media especially that sometimes you know my pictures are going viral or you know people share it and then people who don't know you who don't know my story you know they just go in and they put like really really really harsh comments the way you dress. personal things like whether you choose to wear a bikini on the beach or a brick union that the it's nobody has the rights no one has the right to interfere
with how you wish to live your life it's a message she's now determined to take to the top of the world she's looking for sponsors and wants to climb mount everest should be the first egyptian woman to make it and she'll be wearing hijab. well let's talk more about how women are using media social and traditional we have two media experts with us here in our studio we have russia hill we an arab a palestinian writer and a d.-w. columnist thank you for being with us russia and we also have suzanne is the omega in warsaw she's the editor of news mavens that's a website that carries news stories chosen by women from across europe is that a good morning to you as well russia i want to start with you we saw in that report that more than half a million women are talking with each other privately online what have you noticed about how women are using social media in particular in the arab world and like social media as many of the close rooms of women that they use and always had the
chance to talk outloud insides and i think like women within that social media provide this safety to talk about it and there are things issues of all to a man about their lives their pain or the suffering and dreams as well and so it was like this kind of close rooms a woman used to talk like out loud inside it and somehow social media and this like and books and what social media provides and blogging as this kind of we think that somehow private spaces that's become talk of cloud and somehow without like sharing or like our names. it's like it provides in a way to put women to feel safe to talk about things that they care about and that's also in the arab world and the way what about public spaces womanlike usually until now are like they. don't appear in the public spaces public spaces
like dominant spaces for men and you have this to size of like how life has been deal in the public spaces and the private spaces woman mostly in conservative societies more to appear and present and this is my. that public that they are controlled by by by men really cannot be themselves public spaces they cannot wear as they want the public spaces so then like died to find and the said off life in this private space is their own existence and they can somehow be as they want to be and that somehow also present in the social media and the different platforms of blogging or facebook or instagram how they can use the stories to do is to express themselves and to be themselves in. that most the most dominant and controlled by human well let's come to suzanne and i because this and i want to ask you about your site news mavens now first of all you post two questions about women
and traditional media and europe we have a clip of that let's take a look. i have two questions for you. one. only about twenty seven percent of decision makers and european users. do you ever wonder how that affects the narrative about current events to. other industries knee jerk reaction to crisis is to try out more and more contact do you ever wonder what would happen if we got more serious about. selecting the recommending stories rather than continuing to publish more and more of them i wonder about it a lot but like you i just don't know. this is and i want to ask you you said you wonder about it a lot where did you get the idea for news mavens. i got.
the magazine that have been affiliated with for the last three years here in warsaw . daily newspaper guys that the dr has been putting out a women's weekly which is like newsweek it's a news magazine that comes out and tribute it with the newspaper on those on the weekends so it looks at current affairs from the perspective of women and we have become very used to having access to women's perspectives on what is happening in our country here in poland and when i looked at europe and especially over the last few years when the integrity of the european union seems to be changing or under threat i realize that there wasn't a common platform where we could access women's perspectives what has what is happening around us so what are women's perspectives the question you pose is does the choice of news items chosen by women really differ that much from what men
would choose and what is your take away. well it's early days the project launched and they fall so i am loath to draw very concrete conclusions but one thing that is clear is that issues pertaining to minorities and issues pretty into women's rights are on the table very regularly and they are front and center so where where a lot of these stories are being reported in mainstream media they very rarely make it to the front page because what you what you have happen and there are only twenty seven percent of women in charge of newsrooms in europe which means that the majority of the editorial decisions about what makes it to the front page what stories are followed up which ones are out in social media and get the most attention and marketing support those are the stories that matter and feel are important so a lot of the stories that are pretty that pertain to what happens on the ground.
versus on top with politics and financial and economic issues women tend to at least so far have a greater focus on how things happen on top of that real people real families and women minorities on the ground i just want to jump in there and ask you suzanne is that good practices in journal journalism in general shouldn't men and women be making those decisions to cover more on what's happening on the ground. it should but it isn't what this is this is one of the things that became. that became surprisingly clear during the meat to the campaign both in the united states and in europe we did an analysis where we followed the most prestigious names that were toppled by me too and we discovered that out of this list which covered many industries of course hollywood and the film industry and the entertainment industry
was very. area this but twenty percent water of the men who had to resign are off their positions because the accusations were from the media which shows you are a lot of additionally is built on power structures ok they are conducive to building very powerful hierarchies with men on top and those who know very. little and the power. because of her belief ok rush i want to put that question to you as well do you think men and women choose stories differently when it comes to traditional and social media also was done on their terms because as i said men like i think women are like they have white perspective on telling stories and visions of things specially this feeling that they know how the above things really affect their own situations and also i think women are now almost thing more with
all of this new mediums and platforms they're also trying to bring that individual stories into the public space is affected by all of the big titles and the big issues of political and economical financial and social things the other thing is that i think that women all the time they're like been somehow. trying to to give a reason why they tell the story and why they like trying to say why but i think this story is by dell trying because in the end they have a lot of fear of getting their own stories they have a lot of fear to lose things in it is that the been controlled by men to lose their position. so all the time they have to give more reasons of why i'm telling my story and why i'm telling my own issue in public even like in private spaces so like it's kind of defending because they have more wide vision about say it is
layers of safety is dealing with more women in daily basic certainly a fascinating debate to have with the both of you suzanne is the america with us in warsaw and russia hell we with us here in our studios thank you both very much for sharing your insights with us today. now to saudi arabia in june of two thousand and eighteen the driving ban for women will come to an end millions of saudi women plan on applying for a driver's license some of them are already enjoying their turn at the wheel. on official driving lessons in the desert. this woman is enjoying her still illegal joyride eager to gain experience. for those not willing to bend the law official driving safety courses started this week at the university in jeddah for many of these women it is their first time at the wheel something they have been waiting for for decades. i think everyone got so excited about it it's such
an empowering step towards empowering women. it's such an important announcement and everybody needed this and it's now is the right time to do it. last year king solomon issued a royal decree granting women the right to drive his son the crown prince has been pushing for reforms to modernize the country and make it fit for the twenty first century at the moment women only make up about one fifth of the saudi arabian workforce it is likely that the driving reform will help raise that proportion. many welcome the end of what they see as a symbol of the oppression of women. that this year marks the one hundredth anniversary since women won the right to vote in britain not all of them but one of the activists at the forefront of that campaign was emily pankhurst we caught up
with her great granddaughter helen to talk about the barriers still holding women back today. you got to say i never said by her. she is celebrated like a rock star helen pankhurst great granddaughter of emily and pancoast one of britain's most eminent contain a woman's rights at a women's march in london's trafalgar square yard to be speaking here on the exact same platform used by my grandmother sylvia and my great grandmother and myleene was. during those very very difficult suffragette campaign feels incredibly surreal to me. people have always asked helen pankhurst about her name and as a consequence she got involved with feminism from a young age she now writes books and uses her famous name to raise awareness of the
battles that still need to be fought as you put the sash on this that engagement with. the past. the same would still relevant today and you feel quite energized over one hundred years ago helen family sometimes used militant tactics to fight for women's right to vote they were put in prison and went on hunger strike. today women do have equal rights but for helen pancoast there are still many injustices in daily life the overruled miss option either overrule male entitlement at home and girls putting themselves backwards to hold pink if occasion of their space just as so many ways in which we still have a major problem helen pankhurst says there is still a lot of work to do in parliament itself. that's despite
a third of british m.p.'s being women and there being a female prime minister to resign may chill from the works with female politicians . were still in a very male dominated on this year and we still had i had a colleague in previous call even twenty fifteen saying he was with doctorates the chamber from. conservative m.p. nicholas soames and that kind of behavior still goes on it's a very adversarial atmosphere. at events and palm and and also at the women's marches helen pankhurst stuns shoulder to shoulder with britain's politicians and they're listening to have. what we need is feminism without borders a world where the voices of the poorest women count as much as that of the richest men their value in gold oh i'll just as good as a thief no words thief no were.
elated by her. and women's football the u.s. has reclaimed the she believes cup they beat england in a tightly contested match in orlando england needed just a point to win the title but the u.s. came out on top the result hinged on a slice of luck in the fifty eighth minute england smily brice deflecting the ball of her keeper and went into the net for an own goal to win some of the u.s. top the table for a second consecutive title. and we have a lima talkie from database forth with us for more on this high lima tell us more about the she believes cup what is this what how big of a deal is it it's a big deal i mean imagine if you take the top teams in men's football and you may compare tournaments like germany spain. friends and argentina the whole world would
be watching and that's exactly what the she believes cup is you have the top three ranked teams the usa world cup champions germany olympic champions in the end and france who are ranked sixth by fifi it is a friendly tournaments and think of it kind of like the confederations cup so it's great preparation is basically a precursor to the world cup in france next year the women's world cup so going into that world cup which teams are looking strong in most definitely i mean they just continue to surprise they're very young really dynamic the usa as always there's a reason why they have the most dominant team they've been dominating women's football for so long france of course they've had some exposure form insist they still have some homework to do but dead last this time was germany and this is another poor tournaments for them they really need to get their house in order because they didn't to do too well at the european championships and i think there is there will be a lot of pressure on coached if you don't she might not even last until the world cup next year carol cannot look good for her but there is another big tournament in
portugal tell us more about that there is so the portugal hosts the odd off cup which happens on a yearly basis and you basically have twelve national teams participate you have some very strong contenders here as well the likes of european champions the netherlands japan sweden and last night the final was supposed to take place between the netherlands and speedin but because of really poor weather conditions it rained so much they had to cancel it now you would assume that they would reschedule that final but they don't you basically have two winners so another incident both men yeah and this is where the thing with the thinking comes in if this women's tournament that would have never been acceptable is this because there isn't a lot of interest in women's football in general where they just say look we don't need to play the final and also that we have the other in the she believes almost happening simultaneously at the same time just briefly do you think that there is still a lack of interest in women's football and if so why i ask myself that question all the time i you know p.
. well we say that it's probably because women's football it's not as interesting it's not as entertaining and everything the sponsors they have but i don't buy that because if you look at the woman's world cup there's so much interest in the u.s. for example it's had t.v. audience records compared to the national. men's national team but i think the biggest problem is also perhaps changing changing at the makeup of the media there's a study done in germany at one of the sports universities a few years ago and they showed that what was it have that that nine out of ten sports audit codes written by men and that eighty eight percent of that coverage is all male sports and out of sight out of mind and i think we need to pay more attention to woman sports and not just when an international couple happens all right only one hundred from dayton is for thank you very much alina now it takes courage to race down a mountain on skis but it takes a lot more when you're almost blind like nomee wrist out the twenty six year old will be competing in all five alpine disciplines that the paralympic winter games
in pyongyang which start tomorrow our reporter joined her as she carried out some final practice here in her home germany. training for the paralympic winter games in p.r. and sharing the way media staff was severely visually impaired without her guy lucianne who skis in front of her and the twenty six year old would not be able to tackle the slopes despite all her courage. and he's on the chances when the sun is shining i can't see anything when it's shady during the slalom or giant slalom i can see lucy he has a bright colored suit and skis in front of me i can make him out in time to time but i can't just follow him in a focused way that's impossible. that's why she doesn't just follow lucy but is also connected to him via radio with less than two percent vision noaimi sees the downhill run something like this.
yeah much. times i see a gate but it's more like a shadow passing by me by. car it is the most important thing about no way me and that's what makes us fast and if she dares to do more then we're fast together. no amy has been skiing since she was three when she reached puberty she gradually lost her sight due to a hereditary illness but she didn't lose her courage and it takes a lot of it to go down a ski slope in blind flight. at the paralympics she'll be competing in all five disciplines downhill slalom giant slalom super g. and a combination. that's just like she did at this season's world cup which was a big success for her. i was on the podium in every discipline so i think i've got a chance to win a medal to win this saturday. we'll have our first opportunity to do so in the
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