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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 : 2014-06-13

Northern Nigeria: Where Islamist militants believe girls' education is a sin

In this edition, we head to northern Nigeria where Islamist militants declare educating girls is a sin and local officials are battling to keep them in schools. Also, a precarious start to life for those babies born to Syrian women refugees. And how a shop owned by a group of retired Japanese women has become a magnet for Tokyo's hipsters.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI



2017-03-10 violence against women

Domestic violence: French hospital takes new approach to stop ‘hidden crime’

This week, FRANCE 24's 51% looks at how a French hospital is trying a new approach to reach out to those affected by domestic violence. Also, where having your period means being...

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2017-03-10 India

'Lipstick under my Burkha': The film Indian censors do not want you to see

In this edition, we speak to Indian director, Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film "Lipstick under my Burkha," about four strong women, was banned by the country's censorship board....

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2017-03-03 sexism

Barely a mention: Women's rights and the French elections

As the world turns its attention to the French presidential elections, we take a look at whether women's issues have factored at all during the campaign. We talk to noted...

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2017-02-24 Donald Trump

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

In this edition, international outrage over U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. As a result, European governments...

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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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