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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 : 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



2018-03-16 #MeToo

#MeToo in South Korea

In this edition, the #MeToo movement reaches South Korea resulting in at least one high-profile political resignation and allegations being levelled at a number of key figures...

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2018-03-07 European Parliament

Ending the gender pay gap in Europe

A woman living in Europe likely earns some 16 percent less than her male colleagues, on average, despite doing exactly the same work. For International Women’s Day FRANCE 24...

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2018-02-28 Brazil

A learning curve

In this edition, in France, some teenagers are being encouraged to take a stand and call out sexism and harassment. Also how a rising number of French women are becoming farmers...

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2018-02-22 Poland

Poland divided over abortion ban

In this edition, how a push for a total ban on abortion in Poland is polarising the country. Plus we talk to academic, Dr Mayssoun Sukarieh, on why female empowerment in the aid...

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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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