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Will life for women in China change as Beijing relaxes its one-child policy?

In this edition, Beijing relaxes its one-child policy after it leaves China with an ageing population and a gender imbalance. But just how quickly will the changes be enforced? Also, how hard is it for young Palestinian women to study in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip? And in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, often the scene of bloody sectarian violence, we meet the country's first female priest.

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2016-09-23 women

Pay Up: Further research reveals significant pay gaps between men and women still exist

In this edition, once again there is further confirmation that despite being 2016, women are still not catching up with men when it comes to salaries. We also meet Romy Newman, a...

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2016-09-16 poetry

Brothers and sisters-in-arms

In this edition, we take a look at how Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women while even insisting on unisex dormitories in a move to decrease sexual...

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2016-09-09 Pakistan

Reclaiming their space

In this edition, how some courageous women in Pakistan are attempting to reclaim the public domain; far from an easy feat in a conservative Muslim country. Also, the woman who...

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2016-09-02 women

The cost of putting motherhood on ice

We’re back with a brand new series of the 51 Percent and in this special edition we take a look at how the notion of parenthood is dramatically changing as women delay having...

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2016-07-14 women

The right stuff: Who and what makes a good leader

In this edition, as Theresa May becomes Britain’s second female Prime Minister, we meet Dana White, a leadership consultant based in Washington and former advisor to Republican...

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