Witness History

Women's Special

Women's Special

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Summary

For this special, women-focused edition of Witness History, the BBC's Ciru Muriuki in Nairobi brings us five moments from the recent past as told to us by the women who were there. We hear from the daughter of the world's first female prime minister. We also learn about the fight for equal rights for women at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the campaign for the right to take the contraceptive pill in Japan. Plus, Nasa's female space pioneers and one of the crew members of the Discovery Shuttle mission that put into orbit one of the most remarkable scientific instruments of all time, the Hubble telescope.
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