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Sexism 2.0: tackling harassment online

We look at the issue of policing the digital space from abusive, offensive and threatening behaviour. Nathalie Dreyfus, a lawyer and consultant on digital legislation, joins us in the studio to talk about the consequences of a landmark case in the UK.

Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez used social networks as a platform last year, in order to lobby the Bank of England to put a woman on their banknotes. Yet her initiative was marred by the torrent of online abuse it generated, including serious rape and death threats. How is European and international law rising to the challenges of virtual threats that have become very real?

And in China, female imams are overturning the stereotypes of patriarchy and extremism in religion, while female athletes take to the piste in Sochi for the Olympic Games' first ever female ski jumping event.

By Stéphanie CHEVAL , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Kate ROUSSEAU

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2017-09-22 FRANCE 24

Hola "Ellas Hoy" - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

In this edition, as FRANCE 24 Spanish is launched, we're delighted to announce the arrival of our sister show, "Ellas Hoy", or She Today. We talk to its presenter, Liliana...

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2017-09-15 South Africa

South Africa's rape crisis: Pressure on police to solve sexual assault cases

In this edition, in a country where rape has become an epidemic, we take a look at how the pressure is on South African police to solve sexual assault cases. Also we talk about...

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2017-09-07 Brazil

Why child marriage is so popular in Brazil

In this edition, we head to Brazil where an astonishing 36 percent of young women under the age of 18 are married or in partnerships and ask why in 2017, it's still so culturally...

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2017-08-31 feminism

Can men be feminists?

It’s a brand new series of The 51 Percent, and to kick off the fifth season, we’re asking the question; can men really be feminists? In this edition, we meet the men who see...

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2017-07-14 El Salvador

El Salvador teen sentenced to jail after stillbirth

In this edition, the tale of a teenage rape victim in El Salvador sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering a stillbirth. The 19-year-old was convicted on the grounds that...

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