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'When it comes to violence against women, the time to act is now'

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Latest update : 2016-04-22

#NuitDebout: Political revolution or big street party?

FRENCH CONNECTIONS - Thurs. 21.04.16: For over three weeks now, protesters have been occupying public squares across the country. The so-called "Nuit Debout" ("Up All Night") citizen movement started out as a protest against the government's labour law reform but it's spiralled into something else. Will it pick up momentum and have a lasting influence on French culture and politics, or will it run out of steam?

By Florence VILLEMINOT

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2017-11-23 smoking

Is France a chain-smoking nation?

When you think of a stereotypical French person, you often picture them puffing on a cigarette. Is France a chain-smoking nation? While the number of smokers has dropped since...

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2017-11-16 Gay marriage

Gay rights in France: After marriage equality, what's next?

In 2013, same-sex marriage and adoption became legal in France but key issues remain unresolved. The main sticking point today concerns "medically assisted procreation",...

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2017-11-09 French culture

French Lit 101: Exploring France's vibrant book culture

Literature holds an important place in the French cultural landscape. Many authors have superstar status and the mainstream media often relays literary news, particularly the...

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2017-10-26 pollution

A car-free Paris: Nightmare or dream come true?

For Paris to remain a postcard city, must it become a "post-car" city? That’s what Mayor Anne Hidalgo thinks. She recently outlined her plan to crack down on pollution in the...

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2017-10-19 women's rights

#balancetonporc: Sexual harassment and gender inequality in France

The scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein in the US sent shockwaves around the world. Here in France, it has revived a debate on sexual harassment and male predation, particularly...

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