1. In Algeria, the largest country in Africa and 35th in world population, women make up 70% of the country’s lawyers and 60% of its judges, as well as dominating the field of medicine. Increasingly, women are contributing more to household income than men. 60% of university students are women.
3. In 1961, the French Police attacked a demonstration of Algerians on a Paris bridge. In the aftermath, many of the wounded were intentionally thrown into the Seine River and left to drown by authorities; 70-200 died.