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Latest update : 2017-04-21

The Afghan women who defy tradition by seeking divorce

In this edition, the courageous Afghan women who refuse to stay in unhappy marriages. Also have a great business idea but need money to finance it? We talk to Anne Ravanona, the founder of Global Invest Her, who teaches women entrepreneurs how to become investor-ready. Plus we meet Kathrine Switzer who ran again in the Boston Marathon, 50 years after becoming the first woman to compete in the race.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Jessica SESTILI

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Anne RAVANONA

Founder and CEO, 'Global Invest Her'

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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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