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#BringBackOurGirls - anger and a sense of déjà vu

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Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training

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'It's a jungle': Living on the street in the City of Light

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Boko Haram Kidnappings: Can Nigerian schoolgirls be protected?

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Brand Trump: Has the US president damaged his company's reputation?

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Oscars sneak peek: 'Call Me By Your Name', 'I, Tonya' and 'Darkest Hour'

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Are the French rude, or is it a big misunderstanding?

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Gun control in the US: A glimmer of compromise?

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Opposition activist Evan Mawarire: Zimbabweans hope they can 'reset our future'

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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 : 2015-09-02

Women redesigning our world: Skyscrapers and changemakers

To kick off a brand new series of The 51 Percent, we're focusing on the women who are redesigning our world. We meet the new generation of urban designers here in Paris who are seeking to rebalance the cityscape. Also we talk to London-based designer and "urbanista," Rachel Fisher, who's the founding member of a group that's helping women succeed in architecture. And it's not just in the field of design but also in the construction sector, where there are moves to improve gender equality.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI ELO , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Claire WILLIAMS

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2018-02-16 MSF

Call the midwife: Saving the lives of women refugees

In this edition, we meet Alice Gautreau, a French midwife for Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders), who has co-written a book on her experiences in saving the lives...

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2018-02-08 feminism

Iranian women risk arrest as they remove hijabs

In this edition, the women in Iran who are publicly discarding their mandatory hijabs despite the risk of arrest. We also talk to Iranian journalist and activist, Masih Alinejad,...

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2018-02-01 Ireland

Abortion debate reignited in Ireland with upcoming vote

In this edition, we head to Ireland where anti-abortion and pro-choice activists are gearing up for a referendum on reforming the country's strict abortion laws. Also, we discuss...

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2018-01-19 #MeToo

Explaining #MeToo criticism: The French love of freedom and debate

In this edition, we discuss French attitudes to seduction, sexuality and power with journalist Sophie Janinet - a member of the Georgette Sand collective - after many people in...

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2018-01-12 Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve's take on #MeToo sparks anger

In this edition, we explore the backlash after 100 prominent French women signed a letter saying men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and criticised...

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