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Latest update : 2014-07-28

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

In this edition, we head to Ireland, which is still reeling in shock over the discovery of a mass grave of more than 800 babies born to unmarried mothers. Also, how Sweden is not the feminist's paradise that it's made out to be. And we speak to UNESCO's go-to woman on gender equality.

By Annette YOUNG

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2016-09-30 Iran

Online and proud: Iranian women use social media in a campaign for equality

In this edition, we meet the Iranian woman journalist who's behind a social media campaign against the mandatory wearing of the veil. Also, how Iranian women are defying a fatwa...

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2016-09-23 women

Pay Up: Further research reveals significant pay gaps between men and women still exist

In this edition, once again there is further confirmation that despite being 2016, women are still not catching up with men when it comes to salaries. We also meet Romy Newman, a...

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2016-09-16 poetry

Brothers and sisters-in-arms

In this edition, we take a look at how Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women while even insisting on unisex dormitories in a move to decrease sexual...

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2016-09-09 Pakistan

Reclaiming their space

In this edition, how some courageous women in Pakistan are attempting to reclaim the public domain; far from an easy feat in a conservative Muslim country. Also, the woman who...

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2016-09-02 women

The cost of putting motherhood on ice

We’re back with a brand new series of the 51 Percent and in this special edition we take a look at how the notion of parenthood is dramatically changing as women delay having...

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