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Latest update : 2014-01-15

Egypt’s veiled rapper

In this edition, we discover the Egyptian rapper who wears a hijab and find out how the burqa is making a comeback in Afghanistan. We also examine how an increasing number of countries, including France, are changing their laws on prostitution so that it's the customer who gets punished.

By Annette YOUNG

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2014-09-12 Mexico

Wine, Women and Food

To kick off a new series of The 51 Percent, a show about women reshaping our world, Annette Young meets two of the young women leading the food revolution in Paris. Our team of...

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2014-07-10 WWI centenary

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

They were bombmakers, they were nurses and even chemists. In this programme, we take a look at women's unsung contribution to World War One. Also, how the world of video games,...

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2014-07-10 Ireland

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

In this edition, we head to Ireland, which is still reeling in shock over the discovery of a mass grave of more than 800 babies born to unmarried mothers. Also, how Sweden is not...

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2014-07-04 violence against women

Anger over US Supreme Court decision on birth control

In this edition, we take a look at a controversial ruling by the US Supreme Court that will allow a Christian-owned company to refuse to pay for their workers' contraception....

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2014-06-26 2014 FIFA World Cup

Women's struggle for recognition in the world of football

As the World Cup sends football fever soaring, we take a look at women's role in the game. As we'll see, they're not exactly operating on an even playing field.

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