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France's Topsy-Turvy Election: Uncertain outcome as insurgents blow away old guard (part 2)

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Preaching coexistence: Avant-garde mosque opens in Lebanon's Druze heartland

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Prison guards turn guns on prisoners in Chile, and thousands of migrants stuck in smoky warehouses in Serbia

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French presidential race: Le Pen makes groundbreaking visit to Lebanon

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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 : 2014-05-23

The Glass Cliff in the Newsroom

In this edition, we take a look at how the media is no exception when it comes to the precarious position of women in power. Also, the battle in Iran over the headscarf and an online campaign where women are defying religious authorities by abandoning their hijabs. And finally, how women teachers are becoming the backbone of Congo-Brazzaville.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2017-02-17 Islamic State (IS) group

Bearing arms: Arab women join the battle in Syria against the Islamic State group

Scores of Arab women take up arms in Syria as the campaign against the Islamic State group intensifies. Also how the art of cartooning is being used to tell the stories of female...

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2017-02-10 cinema

Women in film: Fighting for equal opportunities and against gender stereotypes

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to French director and women's rights activist Lisa Azuelos, who says mentalities need to change so that the issues in women's lives are...

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2017-02-03 women

From marching to running: The spike in American women considering elected office

In this edition, Claire Pryde talks to Erin Vilardi from VoteRunLead about the dramatic rise in the number of American women signing up for political training post-election....

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2017-01-27 Russia

'The slapping law': Russia moves to decriminalise domestic violence

In this edition, women's activists angry as Russia moves towards decriminalising domestic violence. Also as the rate of childless women continues to rise in Europe, we talk to...

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2017-01-20 Davos forum

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

From January 1 2017, under a new law, large French companies are supposed to have women making up 40 percent of their board members. But in this edition, we take a look at how...

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