All That Stands in the Way

All That Stands in the Way

Despite most countries legislating against gender discrimination, around the world young women do not have the same opportunities as men. As father to two young daughters, BBC presenter Ros Atkins wants to know how they will be treated differently as they grow up simply because of their gender. What opportunities will they miss out on because they are girls?

For the BBC's Freedom Season he meets four teenage girls - all 15 or 16 - growing up in Iceland, Jordan, the UK and Lesotho, and explores the entrenched social and cultural attitudes that stand in the way of girls and women achieving equality.

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