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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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2018-11-16 #THE 51%

India's vanishing women workers

In this edition, we take a look at why women in India are dropping out of the workforce. The country's female labour-force participation rate is among the lowest in the world....

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2018-11-09 #THE 51%

U.S. midterms sweep record number of women into power

In this edition, we report on the historic number of women being elected to the US Congress, including many women of colour. Also we meet Manon Garcia, a French philosopher, who...

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2018-11-02 #THE 51%

Doctoring the figures: Tokyo medical school admits to lowering women's scores

In this edition, we report on the impact of revelations that Tokyo Medical University had doctored the test scores of female applicants to admit fewer women. Plus as one of...

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2018-10-26 #THE 51%

The risk of standing out: Sudden deaths of prominent Iraqi women raise questions

In this edition, we head to Iraq where the sudden deaths of four well-known women is sparking fears that a campaign is underway to silence those who dare to speak out. Plus we...

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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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