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#THE 51%

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Latest update : 2014-05-16

European elections: A balancing act


Europe heads to the polls this month to vote in a new parliament. We take a look at what's at stake when it comes to women's issues. Also, we talk to our Europe editor, Christophe Robeet, about whether these elections will result in greater female participation. And in the United States, federal investigators target 55 colleges over their handling of sexual assault cases.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Jennifer LUSH , Charles BOBE



2017-05-18 French Presidential Elections 2017

Equality and the new French government

In this edition, he may have filled half of his Cabinet with women but France's new President Emmanuel Macron attracts criticism for failing to create a ministry for women's...

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2017-05-12 religion

Equal before God: Reconciling feminism with faith

In this special edition, we take a look at those who refuse to believe feminism is incompatible with religious beliefs. Facing a shortage of Roman Catholic priests, women...

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2017-05-04 India

The morality squad: Questions over Indian police unit fighting sexual harassment

In this edition, the Indian police charged with ending sexual harassment on the streets, find themselves the target of criticism for being over-zealous on the job. Also, Hillary...

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2017-04-28 Saudi Arabia

Sparking an outrage: Saudi Arabia elected to UN commission on women's rights

In this edition, fury as Saudi Arabia -- a country you wouldn't necessarily equate with promoting gender equality -- is elected to a UN commission on women's rights. Also with...

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2017-04-20 women

The Afghan women who defy tradition by seeking divorce

In this edition, the courageous Afghan women who refuse to stay in unhappy marriages. Also have a great business idea but need money to finance it? We talk to Anne Ravanona, the...

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