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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 : 2017-09-01

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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2017-09-15 South Africa

South Africa's rape crisis: Pressure on police to solve sexual assault cases

In this edition, in a country where rape has become an epidemic, we take a look at how the pressure is on South African police to solve sexual assault cases. Also we talk about...

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2017-09-07 Brazil

Why child marriage is so popular in Brazil

In this edition, we head to Brazil where an astonishing 36 percent of young women under the age of 18 are married or in partnerships and ask why in 2017, it's still so culturally...

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2017-07-14 El Salvador

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...

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2017-07-07 India

Are cows safer than women? Photographer protests India's 'double standards'

In this edition, Claire Pryde speaks to Sujatro Ghosh, an Indian artist who says that in his country cows are considered more important than women. Also we bring you a report on...

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