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A program about women who are reshaping our world. Join us every Friday at 4:45 pm Paris time and check out our web page.

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Latest update : 2014-04-01

Afghanistan's first woman vice-president?


In this edition, we hit the road with Habiba Sarabi who is campaigning to become Afghanistan's first female vice president. Also, the right to be a mother: we look at how a disabled young woman in Madagascar has spoken out about her forced sterilisation. Finally, we head to the Ivory Coast, where how you wear your hair is becoming a statement of pride.

By Annette YOUNG



2014-09-25 women

Clothes Maketh the Woman

With Paris Fashion Week being underway, we ask is fashion and feminism an oxymoron? Also we meet the people who decide what will be in your wardrobe in 2016. Plus we talk to...

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2014-09-18 children

Angelique Kidjo, 'Africa’s premier diva'

In this edition, we take a look at the shady world of Thailand's surrogacy industry. Also, how women pro-surfers are finding it hard to catch a wave when it comes to attracting...

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2014-09-12 Mexico

Wine, Women and Food

To kick off a new series of The 51 Percent, a show about women reshaping our world, Annette Young meets two of the young women leading the food revolution in Paris. Our team of...

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2014-07-10 WWI centenary

World War One: The war that changed women’s lives

They were bombmakers, they were nurses and even chemists. In this programme, we take a look at women's unsung contribution to World War One. Also, how the world of video games,...

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2014-07-10 Ireland

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

In this edition, we head to Ireland, which is still reeling in shock over the discovery of a mass grave of more than 800 babies born to unmarried mothers. Also, how Sweden is not...

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