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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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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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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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