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Latest update : 2014-06-20

Ending sexual violence in conflict: Seeking global support

In this edition, our reporter heads to Chad to meet women refugees fleeing the war in Central African Republic. Also, we talk about what needs to be done to end the scourge of sexual violence in conflict, with top UN official Baroness Valerie Amos. And we take a look at how it's not just women but often also men who are survivors of rape in war zones.

By Annette YOUNG , Claire BROWN , Yara JAMALI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2017-10-20 Sexual harassment

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

In this edition we look at the power of social media - #metoo having sparked an international conversation about sexual harassment and abuse. Also, Claire Pryde discusses the...

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2017-10-13 Harvey Weinstein

Will the Harvey Weinstein controversy be a watershed moment for Hollywood?

In this edition, we look at if those allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, of sexual harassment and assault will lead to Hollywood to rethink its attitudes on...

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2017-10-06 women

Diversity means business: Boosting the number of African women entrepreneurs

In this special edition, we’re in Marrakech for the first-ever 'Women in Africa Forum,' meeting the next generation of Africa's female entrepreneurs. But in a continent where...

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2017-09-29 Saudi Arabia

Turning on the ignition: Saudis lift ban on women driving

In this edition, Saudi Arabia may have lifted its ban on women driving but it's still a tiny step in a country that's ranked only 141 out of 144 nations by the World Economic...

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2017-09-22 FRANCE 24

Hola 'Ellas Hoy' - The 51 Percent welcomes its sister show on FRANCE 24 Spanish

In this edition, as FRANCE 24 Spanish is launched, we're delighted to announce the arrival of our sister show, "Ellas Hoy", or She Today. We talk to its presenter, Liliana...

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