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Girl playing with wooden figures

Eva Ontiveros

BBC News

Research suggests that many girls and women may be suffering with autism without ever being diagnosed. The BBC World Service spoke to those affected ahead of World Autism Awareness Day.

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GlaxoSmithKline's CEO is 'the most powerful woman in British business'

Emma Walmsley will take over the helm at GlaxoSmithKline in 2017
GlaxoSmithKline, the UK's biggest drugmaker, has announced that Emma Walmsley will take over as chief executive next year, making her the most powerful woman in the industry and the UK’s FTSE 100 index.  BBC Business presenter Victoria Fritz profiles the woman taking charge of the £80bn firm.



(Photo: Emma Walmsley / Credit: PA)
Janet Powell

Caroline Bayley

Global Business

Reoffending rates for female prisoners are high, but a number of schemes are helping women turn their lives around by starting their own businesses.

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The girl who was never meant to survive

Haven Shepherd
BBC

When Haven Shepherd was a baby her father detonated a suicide bomb intended to kill the whole family.Read more

Female trekking guides in Morocco are opening up the mountains to women.
Hafida Hdoubane is one of only 10 female guides in Morocco and takes all-women groups to visit hard-to-reach communities.
It’s estimated one in 20 girls and women in the world have undergone some form of FGM
It's estimated that 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM, according to the United Nations (UN).