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Everywoman
Analysing issues of interest to women around the world.
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2007 11:01 GMT
Shahnaz Pakravan
Everywoman Presenter
Everywoman is a weekly magazine studio based show for women, presented by Shahnaz Pakravan.
 
It is an exciting mix of hard news and softer features - stories that have universal appeal with subjects as diverse and sensitive as religion, society, sex, education and arts, all from women’s perspectives.
 
On Everywoman we are uncompromising in our approach and dig deeper to uncover the stories that women want told.
 
Everywoman is the first show of its kind out of this region and is essential viewing to half the world’s population and you men won’t want to miss it either.
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Domestic violence against women

 

The statistics are grim no matter where in the world you are.
 
Domestic violence transcends all classes, cultures and traditions. One in every three women will experience this kind of abuse at least once in their adult life.
 
Experts agree there is no single factor that accounts for the violence and one of the biggest challenges for policy makers is that all too often the abuse remains hidden.
 
Everywoman travelled to the United States where we got exclusive access to Emerge, the first organisation dedicated to helping men come to terms with why they commit acts of violence against their female partners.

 

Our studio guest is Jay Silverman, assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, US.


Lakhwiya women


The singer Beyonce Knowles has one ... and so does the author of the Harry Potter books, J K Rowling.

 

The female bodyguard has become the favourite new thing for the rich and famous. But what does it take to become one? And what are the difficulties if you are a Muslim woman?

 

Everywoman joined the new women recruits of Qatar's internal security force - the Lakhwiya. 
 
Asma Khader


The World Social Forum, now in its seventh year, is being held in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Often described as a "Carnival of the Oppressed", it was founded as an antidote to the monolithic presence of the World Economic Forum.

 

The basic, essential purpose of the forum is to fight poverty and disease by challenging the big global businesses to be more accountable. This year is no exception. The theme "People's Struggles, People's Alternatives" has drawn activists from across the globe.

 

Our South Africa correspondent, Kalay Maistry, met one of this year's delegates, Asma Khader, a human rights lawyer and Jordan’s former minister of state, and began by asking her what this year's big themes are.


 
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