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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 : 2017-03-10

'Lipstick under my Burkha': The film Indian censors do not want you to see

In this edition, we speak to Indian director, Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film "Lipstick under my Burkha," about four strong women, was banned by the country's censorship board. Also how International Women's Day 2017 became even more relevant in the era of Donald Trump and with the rise of the far right in Europe. Plus the UK parliament calls on companies to refrain from insisting female employees wear high heels to work.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Jessica SESTILI



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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