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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



2017-03-24 women

The mistress hunters

In this edition, how the sisterhood gets left behind when Chinese women discover their husbands are cheating on them. To save their marriages, many are enlisting the help of...

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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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