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#THE 51%

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 : 2014-03-14

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



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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2017-06-29 women

Home sweet home: The Argentinian jail that's built a house for mothers with children

In this edition, as the number of women jailed for drug-related offences soars in Latin America, one of Argentina's toughest prisons has come up with a novel way to house women...

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2017-06-23 women

The last taboo: Helping women and girls. Period.

In this special edition, we take a look at the last taboo when it comes to women's health: menstruation. We report on how ad agencies and public campaigns are forcing us to...

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2017-06-16 child abuse

Too young to wed: U.S. photojournalist captures trauma of child marriage

In this edition, we meet American documentary photographer, Stephanie Sinclair, who through her images is putting a human face to the tragedy that is child marriage. Also how an...

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