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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 : 2017-07-14

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



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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