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Latest update : 2017-02-24

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

In this edition, international outrage over U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. As a result, European governments are now looking to cover the gap. One of those countries is Sweden and we talk to the country's deputy prime minister, Isabella Lovin, on the consequences of Trump’s order. Plus the Afghan female beekeepers behind a new industry that's beginning to taste sweet success.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2017-12-15 Iceland

Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

We take a look at Iceland that has one of Europe's highest per-capita levels of reported rapes; the very same nation that for nine years, has topped the World Economic Forum's...

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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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