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Latest update : 2017-01-20

Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

From January 1 2017, under a new law, large French companies are supposed to have women making up 40 percent of their board members. But in this edition, we take a look at how many have actually succeeded. Also the push for equality at the World Economic Forum; we talk to KPMG's Melanie Richards, who has been leading the campaign to change the status quo in Britain's boardrooms. Plus we meet the all-female Afghan orchestra who is hitting a high note.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Juliette LACHARNAY , Sophie HULOT

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2017-12-07 Sexual harassment

Talking about a revolution: #Metoo campaign is TIME magazine’s Person of the Year

In this edition, the hashtag #Metoo campaign is nominated by TIME magazine as Person of the Year as its editors say the movement has "unleashed one of the highest-velocity shifts...

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2017-12-01 Latin America

Femicide in Latin America: Where simply being a woman puts you at risk of murder

In this special edition, The 51 Percent host, Annette Young, heads to Buenos Aires with Virginie Herz and Liliana Valencia, her fellow presenters from the French and Spanish...

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2017-11-23 Japan

Shortage of male heirs leads many Japanese families to adopt adult men

In this edition, how the fear of passing on a family business to a woman has resulted in the rise of adult male adoptions in Japan. Also how strict egg donation laws here in...

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2017-11-17 women

Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

In this edition, the demographic set to have the most economic power in the coming decades are women aged 50 and over. We talk to consumer forecaster, Shari Swan, as to why the...

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2017-11-10 Harvey Weinstein

One big 'non': Anger over attempts to make the French language gender-neutral

In this edition, how the Académie Française, the country's ultimate authority on the French language, has come under fire for describing gender-neutral text as an "aberration."...

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