Portraits of four Egyptian women smiling at the camera

Alhurra Television’s program Sit B’Mit Ragel (Arabic for ‘A Lady is Worth 100 Men’), launches its second season on Saturday, October 1 at 10 p.m. (Cairo time). The program focuses on successful Egyptian women who work relentlessly to achieve their goals and prove that a lady can be worth 100 men. It tells the inspiring stories of four women making their dreams come true despite the odds, and sheds light on the obstacles they face throughout their journey.

RFE/RL Reports: What Does An Independent Afghanistan Mean For Its Women?

Rights activists fear that many of the civil liberties women have gained in Afghanistan over the past decade or so could soon be eroded.

Today Afghanistan marks 94 years of independence from Britain, but as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of 2014, Afghanistan remains marred by violence that threatens its stability and progress toward greater pluralism. Women, especially, face routine violence, repressive laws, and exclusion from the public sphere.