From the BBC:
100 Women: Who is taking part?
They hail from all over the world, and from walks of life. They do all kinds of things: they make music, save lives, raise children, run businesses, write, preach, act and tell jokes. They campaign for their causes and strive for a better world for themselves and their families.
On Friday 25 October they are coming together at the BBC’s London headquarters, Broadcasting House, for a unique day of debate and discussion.
We’ll ask them to tell us where they think the world’s women are today, and to set out their goals for the future. You’ll be able to follow every development on BBC TV, radio and online.
We’ll give more details of the schedule as we get nearer the day.
There then follows the list. (You can see it, here.)
The non UK countries represented – on the face of the list – include: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Cambodia, Kenya, Myanmar, Russia, Switzerland, Colombia, Italy, Egypt, Finland, India, Malawi, China, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Hungary, Iceland, Lebanon, Cameroon, Spain, Syria, Netherlands, Indonesia, Jamaica, Bangladesh, South Africa, Iran, Afghanistan, Uganda, USA, Tunisia, Bolivia, Guatemala, France, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan.
Why do I get a bad feeling about this event?