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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 : 2016-04-15

France bans payment for sex, but will the new law work?

In this edition, the French Parliament votes to make it illegal to pay for sex, with anyone being caught facing steep fines. But we ask will the approach work? We also talk to Sarah Kingston, a British criminologist who says that if anything, the new laws will drive prostitution underground. Plus the woman who is suing El Al airlines over what she claims is gender discrimination after being asked to leave her seat for an ultra-Orthodox man.

By Annette YOUNG , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Yara JAMALI ELO

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2018-10-19 #THE 51%

The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in US midterms

America has become increasingly polarised over the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Annette Young heads to Washington, DC, and asks what impact...

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2018-10-12 #THE 51%

Do Morocco's new laws on domestic violence go far enough?

In this edition, new laws in Morocco will criminalise violence against women while addressing sexual harassment. But we ask if they are enough? We also take a look at how the...

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2018-10-05 #THE 51%

Under the knife: Chinese women use plastic surgery to 'look better' for recruiters

In this edition, why so many young Chinese women believe plastic surgery is the key to career success. Also a push in Germany to scrap a law that forbids German doctors from...

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2018-09-28 #THE 51%

Equality and diplomacy: Sweden, land of a feminist foreign policy

In this edition, we take a look at how Sweden is the first country in the world to pursue a feminist foreign policy. Annette Young asks the Swedish ambassador to France, Veronika...

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2018-09-21 #THE 51%

One is not enough: China to encourage people to have more children

With its birthrate tumbling, China is to change tack and encourage people to have more children. But we ask will Chinese women heed the government’s call? Also a spike in...

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