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Latest update : 2014-02-04

The First Lady of the Fed

In this edition, we take a look at Janet Yellen, who is beginning her job as the first woman head of the US Federal Reserve. In light of this historic appointment, what does it say about the obstacles women still face in the world of finance? Also, we find out why 70 years on, South Korea's comfort women are still waiting for an apology.

By Kate ROUSSEAU , Joanna COCKERELL , Annette YOUNG

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2016-09-30 Iran

Online and proud: Iranian women use social media in a campaign for equality

In this edition, we meet the Iranian woman journalist who's behind a social media campaign against the mandatory wearing of the veil. Also, how Iranian women are defying a fatwa...

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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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