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'The frozen heart of America': Condemnation as migrant families torn apart in US

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'There are two policies towards Russia in the Trump administration'

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PERSPECTIVE

Grandmas Project: 'Their history was passed down through food'

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Mali's basketball star: NBA top player Cheick Diallo makes hometown proud

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BUSINESS DAILY

Trump threatens huge new tariffs on China

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Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

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Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

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Aquarius, refugees and 'Europe's soul'

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Music show: Chiara Civello, Jay-Z and Beyoncé & Solidays festival

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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 : 2014-05-05

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 , Jennifer LUSH , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Yara JAMALI ELO

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2018-06-15 Annette YOUNG

Turning pain into hope: Rwanda's children of rape

In this edition, Rwanda's children of rape and the mothers who raised them despite social stigma and no financial assistance. Also how the definition of rape is changing in parts...

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2018-06-08 Claire PRYDE

No-pregnancy guarantee: Recruiters order Sri Lankan migrant workers to take birth control

In this edition, we report on Sri Lankan women taking up work in the Gulf being injected – often without their knowledge - with contraceptives before leaving. Also, we meet some...

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2018-06-01 Annette YOUNG

Sharing the untold stories of the women who shaped Paris

In this special edition, we take a look at the movement to recognise the contribution of women in the French capital and the growing campaign to share their often untold stories....

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2018-05-25 Annette YOUNG

U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

In this edition, we take a look at how progressive female candidates in the U.S. are dominating a slate of Democratic primaries giving Georgia the first black woman to ever be...

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2018-05-18 Annette YOUNG

A divisive issue: Ireland prepares to vote on abortion referendum

In this edition, we report on how Ireland is set to vote on whether to repeal the ban on abortion but polls are showing that it's still way too close to predict the outcome. Also...

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