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Latest update : 2017-03-10

'Lipstick under my Burkha': The film Indian censors do not want you to see

In this edition, we speak to Indian director, Alankrita Shrivastava, whose film "Lipstick under my Burkha," about four strong women, was banned by the country's censorship board. Also how International Women's Day 2017 became even more relevant in the era of Donald Trump and with the rise of the far right in Europe. Plus the UK parliament calls on companies to refrain from insisting female employees wear high heels to work.

By Annette YOUNG , Jessica SESTILI , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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2018-09-14 #THE 51%

A fit of rage: Why do we struggle to deal with angry women?

As fallout continues from the U.S. Open final that saw tennis star, Serena Williams, lose her temper with an umpire, why is it that we find it so hard to deal with angry women?...

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2018-09-07 #THE 51%

The Right Pitch: Why women's voices are deepening

In this edition, research has revealed that women these days speak at a much lower pitch than their mothers or grandmothers. We talk to British sociologist and author, Anne...

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2018-08-31 #THE 51%

#MeToo in the workplace: Taking a stand on sexual harassment

It’s almost a year since the #MeToo campaign began so to kick off a brand new series of The 51 Percent, we ask Sam Smethers, the CEO of The Fawcett Society in the UK and Fanny...

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2018-07-13 #THE 51%

Parity on the frontline: U.N. seeks to boost number of female peacekeepers

In this special edition, Annette Young heads to Cyprus, an island still divided between its Greek and Turkish communities. Helping to keep the peace in this long-forgotten...

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