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Hard bargaining: Lebanon prime minister returns and suspends resignation

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Keepers of the flame: Native American communities seeking to protect their cultural legacy

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Tunisians disillusioned, seven years after revolution

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Indonesia: New orangutan species found in Sumatra

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Meet the 16-year-old behind the hijab emoji

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Film show: 'Battle of the Sexes', 'Jupiter’s Moon', 'Reinventing Marvin'

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IN THE PAPERS

Robert Mugabe resigns: 'Hip Hip Harare'

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IN THE PAPERS

UN tribunal decides fate of Mladic, 'Butcher of the Balkans'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns

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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 : 2017-09-01

Can men be feminists?

It’s a brand new series of The 51 Percent, and to kick off the fifth season, we’re asking the question; can men really be feminists? In this edition, we meet the men who see equality as being integral to their daily lives and are doing what they can to right the balance. Also, we put the question to gender equality activist, Gary Barker, and journalist and writer, Julie Bindel who argues that feminism is in danger of men colonising it for their own benefit.

By Annette YOUNG , Gaëlle ESSOO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

Our guests

Julie Bindel

Journalist and founder of "Justice for women"

Gary Barker

Gender equality activist and CEO of "Promundo"

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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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2017-11-10 Harvey Weinstein

One big 'non': Anger over attempts to make the French language gender-neutral

In this edition, how the Académie Française, the country's ultimate authority on the French language, has come under fire for describing gender-neutral text as an "aberration."...

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2017-11-03 women

Sharing the load: French fathers petition for extended paid parental leave

As a group of high profile Frenchmen sign a petition demanding longer paid paternity leave; we take a look at where France stands globally when it comes to supporting Dads...

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2017-10-26 Turkey

The women of the Islamic State group

As the Islamic State group crumbles in Iraq, we take a look at what happens to its female members; some having taken a key role in torturing or abusing its victims. Also the...

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2017-10-20 Sexual harassment

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

In this edition we look at the power of social media - #metoo having sparked an international conversation about sexual harassment and abuse. Also, Claire Pryde discusses the...

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