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Latest update : 2014-05-05

Against all odds

In this edition: how a divorced Kurdish woman in Turkey, forced into an arranged marriage as a teenager, is now the mayor of her town. Also, our reporters head to Cameroon to investigate a horrific practice where mothers mutilate their daughters so as to protect them from rape. And in Kenya, we look at a move to discourage women from trading sex for fish.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Jennifer LUSH

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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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