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Maverick Mélenchon: French far-left launches its own web TV

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Rise of sandstorms plagues Middle East

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Superjumbo travel: Discussing the future of the A380

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Fighting unemployment: Millions of Indians face layoffs amid shrinking job market

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Deneuve vs. #MeToo: Exploring feminism 'à la française'

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Meryl Streep on gender equality: 'Something has cracked wide open'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Trump's presidency, one year in: 365 days of outrageous tweets and blunders

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War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

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Poland protests for right to abort

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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 : 2017-07-14

El Salvador teen sentenced to jail after stillbirth

In this edition, the tale of a teenage rape victim in El Salvador sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering a stillbirth. The 19-year-old was convicted on the grounds that failing to seek antenatal care amounted to murder. Also six months into the Trump administration, we talk to U.S. lawyer and activist, Caroline Fredrickson, on where things stand for women in America at this point.

The 51 Percent will be taking a break over the European summer. We will be back with a brand new season in early September.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-01-12 Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve's take on #MeToo sparks anger

In this edition, we explore the backlash after 100 prominent French women signed a letter saying men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations and criticised...

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2018-01-04 Egypt

Ending child marriage in Egypt

In this edition, we head to Egypt where a campaign is underway to convince families on the negative impact of child marriage, but many still don't want to hear the message. Also,...

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2017-12-22 women's rights

The year that was: A look back at an extraordinary 12 months for women

In a special edition, Annette Young, along with Virginie Herz, the host of our French sister show, Actuelles, take a look at what has been a momentous year in the battle for...

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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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