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A special conference of Germany's Sociald Democratic Party (SPD) has narrowly voted in favour of formal talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats to form a coalition government, 362 delegates voting for, 279 against and one abstaining.
Fear often keeps women from spending time in public alone or going out at night. How can cities develop their infrastructure so that women feel more comfortable?
In France, organisers of exploratory walks around different cities are trying to answer that question. And one group visited cities around the world to see what works, and what doesn't, and what can be brought back to Paris.
RFI’s Sarah Elzas put on her gender glasses and met some of them, to talk about how women experience public space differently from men.
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French women called to strike on International Women’s Day