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Freedom 2014: If you were in charge of your country what would you change?

Most countries legislate against gender discrimination, yet around the world young women still lack the same opportunities to men.

So what is standing in the way of equality becoming a reality?

As part of the Freedom season, BBC News went to meet four teenage girls in the UK, Lesotho, Iceland and Jordan.

They each spoke about what they would change if they were running their country.

Video Journalist: Christian Parkinson

Producer: Gemma Newby

A documentary by Ros Atkins exploring the issues of girls and freedom, All That Stands In The Way, will be broadcast on BBC World and BBC World Service radio on 22 and 23 March 2014

  • 20 Mar 2014
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