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Europe Monday, 12 March, 2001, 16:44 GMT
Equality: Family affairs
The BBC's Edward Stourton travels to Albania and France to examine women's rights in contemporary Europe.

Albanian blood feuds

In today's Albania, 10,000 men and boys are imprisoned in their homes because of a revival of the medieval code of blood feuds. The reemergence of Albania's ancient customs adds yet another burden to women in a society where they already suffer discrimination.


Polygamy in Paris

In 21st-century France there are an estimated 140,000 people living in polygamous families.
The Government in France now wants to outlaw polygamy to protect them.
But it is tearing apart established families and communities in the process.

Family Affairs:
1920 GMT, Sunday 1st April on BBC 2.

Reporter: Edward Stourton
Producer: Adrian Pennink
Executive Producer: Farah Durrani
Series Producer: Kate Snell

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