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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:40 pm Paris time and check out our Facebook page: FRANCE24.51percent.

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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2017-03-24 women

The mistress hunters

In this edition, how the sisterhood gets left behind when Chinese women discover their husbands are cheating on them. To save their marriages, many are enlisting the help of...

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2017-03-10 violence against women

Domestic violence: French hospital takes new approach to stop ‘hidden crime’

This week, FRANCE 24's 51% looks at how a French hospital is trying a new approach to reach out to those affected by domestic violence. Also, where having your period means being...

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2017-03-10 India

'Lipstick under my Burkha': The film Indian censors do not want you to see

In this edition, we speak to Indian director, Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film "Lipstick under my Burkha," about four strong women, was banned by the country's censorship board....

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2017-03-03 sexism

Barely a mention: Women's rights and the French elections

As the world turns its attention to the French presidential elections, we take a look at whether women's issues have factored at all during the campaign. We talk to noted...

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2017-02-24 Donald Trump

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

In this edition, international outrage over U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. As a result, European governments...

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