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The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

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DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

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Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

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German elections: Top MEP 'concerned' as populists rise in polls

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Latest update : 2014-05-16

European elections: A balancing act

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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

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2017-09-15 South Africa

South Africa's rape crisis: Pressure on police to solve sexual assault cases

In this edition, in a country where rape has become an epidemic, we take a look at how the pressure is on South African police to solve sexual assault cases. Also we talk about...

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2017-09-07 Brazil

Why child marriage is so popular in Brazil

In this edition, we head to Brazil where an astonishing 36 percent of young women under the age of 18 are married or in partnerships and ask why in 2017, it's still so culturally...

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2017-08-31 feminism

Can men be feminists?

It’s a brand new series of The 51 Percent, and to kick off the fifth season, we’re asking the question; can men really be feminists? In this edition, we meet the men who see...

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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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