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Forced marriage: Let girls be girls

In this edition we head to Pakistan's Swat Valley where young girls are given away as brides to settle disputes.They are among the some 14 million young women who are married each year before the age of 18. We talk to one woman who is campaining against the culture of forced marriage. Also, we follow a group of Afghan women boxers who want to compete at the next Olympics.

By Annette YOUNG

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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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2017-07-07 India

Are cows safer than women? Photographer protests India's 'double standards'

In this edition, Claire Pryde speaks to Sujatro Ghosh, an Indian artist who says that in his country cows are considered more important than women. Also we bring you a report on...

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