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Latest update : 2017-10-06

Diversity means business: Boosting the number of African women entrepreneurs

In this special edition, we’re in Marrakech for the first-ever 'Women in Africa Forum,' meeting the next generation of Africa's female entrepreneurs. But in a continent where many countries and traditional cultures still struggle with the notion of equality, we ask what needs to be done to increase opportunities for women in business. We also talk to Afua Osei, the co-founder of 'She Leads Africa,' an online community platform encouraging young African women to reach their professional targets.

By Annette YOUNG , Jean-Marie LEMAIRE , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Aurélien PORCHER , Gaëlle ESSOO

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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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