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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 Annette YOUNG , Kate ROUSSEAU , Joanna COCKERELL

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2015-02-27 women

Women in the workforce: IMF says closing the gender gap makes economic sense

In this edition, as Hollywood star Patricia Arquette calls for pay equality, the International Monetary Fund finds 90 percent of countries have at least one legal restriction...

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2015-02-20 Turkey

The 'pornification' of sex and its impact on body image

In this edition of the 51 Percent, FRANCE 24's Annette Young talks to Sophie Bramly, a French author and producer of erotica, about the "pornification" of sex and how it affects...

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2015-02-13 jihad

The rise of the female jihadist

In this edition, the rise of the female jihadist: we take a look at what attracts them to the Islamic State group. Also, we talk to Marie Claire's Abigail Haworth on her...

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2015-02-06 Egypt

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation

In this edition, we have a special report from Egypt on efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation. Also, we meet a volleyball star campaigning for female players to get...

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2015-01-30 women

Equality in the workplace: Bridging the gender pay gap

In this edition, we look at how much ground Saudi women really gained under King Abdullah. Also, we discuss the gender pay gap with UNESCO's Professor Jane Freedman, this as a...

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