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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 : 2017-11-17

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 business world continues to ignore this trend at its peril. Also debate here in France as the Justice Minister talks about possibly setting the country's first legal age of consent to as low as 13.

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


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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