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By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

February 19, 2016 | 2 min read

BBC World News is set to air a documentary series called ‘Her Story: The Female Revolution’ created by J. Walter Thompson Entertainment, a newly created division within the advertising group.

Four years in the making, the series promises to “celebrate female achievement” and highlight the often ignored contribution women have on society.

Over four 60-minute episodes numerous women, such as the Swedish Foreign Minister, the President of Chile, actress Geena Davis, Iranian racing driver Laleh Seddigh and 19-year-old Balkissa Chaibou, who is fighting against child marriage in Niger, will speak about contemporary gender issues and their own personal experiences.

Rachel Pashley, global board planning director at J. Walter Thompson, led the project and said the intention was to create a new narrative on women, to explore and celebrate female achievement as an attempt to broaden the lens through which society views women.

“If female achievement to date has largely been airbrushed from history, this felt like the time to tell ‘her story’ and remind us of the increasingly significant contributions women are making to the world," she said.

The series was co-produced alongside Films of Record and will first air on 20 February.

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