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Questions of gender take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

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UK looks to calm Brexit fears at Farnborough Airshow

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Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

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Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

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Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

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Iran water shortages, street art in Yemen, and more

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Maltese foreign minister: ‘We need to implement legal paths of migration into Europe’

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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 : 2015-09-14

Women on the refugee trail: Tales of desperation and hope

In this special edition, as Europe confronts its worst refugee crisis since World War Two, The 51 Percent focuses on the plight of women who are risking their lives on dangerous treks across the continent.

Our team meets some of those making that treacherous journey. We also talk to an UN official on the perils that they face along the way.
 
Plus, our reporters visit “The Jungle” - the tent city that's sprung up near the French town of Calais and home to scores of refugees, including an increasing number of women.

 

By Annette YOUNG , Claire PACCALIN , Juliette LACHARNAY , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Tatiana MASSAAD , Yara JAMALI ELO

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2018-07-13 Annette YOUNG

Parity on the frontline: U.N. seeks to boost number of female peacekeepers

In this special edition, Annette Young heads to Cyprus, an island still divided between its Greek and Turkish communities. Helping to keep the peace in this long-forgotten...

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2018-07-06 Annette YOUNG

Feminism and diplomacy: Putting equality first when drafting foreign policy

With the shift of politics to the right being a global trend, we talk about feminism in the world of diplomacy with Isabelle Hudon, the Canadian ambassador to France. Also while...

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2018-06-29 Annette YOUNG

Danger hotspots: U.S. among top 10 most dangerous countries for women

In this edition, we report on how in the wake of #MeToo allegations, a new poll reveals that America is now one of the world's top 10 most dangerous nations for women. Also is...

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2018-06-22 Annette YOUNG

Developing a code of their own: Are women leading the tech revolution in Paris?

Is it really a female-led tech revolution here in Paris, as some are claiming? The reality is the statistics are still pretty bleak with recent figures revealing just 33 percent...

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2018-06-15 Annette YOUNG

Turning pain into hope: Rwanda's children of rape

In this edition, Rwanda's children of rape and the mothers who raised them despite social stigma and no financial assistance. Also how the definition of rape is changing in parts...

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