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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 : 2014-06-27

Women's struggle for recognition in the world of football

As the World Cup sends football fever soaring, we take a look at women's role in the game. As we'll see, they're not exactly operating on an even playing field.

Here in France, becoming a football coach is quite the challenge. Just weeks after being nominated to the post of Clermont coach, Helena Costa threw in the towel before even getting to the first practice. And from the benches to the pitch itself: we meet female soccer players in Brazil, as they struggle to find recognition.

By Yara JAMALI , Nadia CHARBIT , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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