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Model Alek Wek, one of the BBC's "100 Women' in 2015, backstage during Fashion Week Fall 2014, in Nw York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Fearless faces

BBC’s 100 Women program celebrates female accomplishments across the globe

By WITW Staff on November 18, 2015

Following the widely covered 2012 “Nirbhaya” gang rape in Delhi, BBC editor Fiona Crack and other journalists created the BBC’s 100 Women program, a two-week series profiling the accomplishments of women across the world. This year’s list has just been announced, and the BBC website features profiles of all 100 candidates, from British boxer Nicola Adams to actress Hilary Swank, model Alek Wek and acid attack survivor Masoumeh Ataei. Some of the names will be familiar, but many of these worthy women will have escaped common notice from the public and attention from media. The BBC series will run on television, online, and radio beginning November 18th.

Read the full story at The BBC.