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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 : 2017-03-31

The Women's Movement vs the White House

In this special edition, we're reporting from New York, the home of America's new and controversial president, Donald Trump.

The U.S. leader’s policies on women have angered feminists but have they in fact, breathed new life into the women’s movement? We also take a look at how misogyny is on the rise across the country while Black American women feel they’ve been sidelined by the feminist movement at a critical time. Plus Annette Young meets Professor Anne Marie Goetz, a former advisor to UN Women who’s now based at New York University. She explains how under Trump, America can no longer be relied on to protect women’s rights globally.

By Annette YOUNG , Aurélien PORCHER , Joël PROCOPE , Malo DELARUE , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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2018-07-06 #THE 51%

Feminism and diplomacy: Putting equality first when drafting foreign policy

With the shift of politics to the right being a global trend, we talk about feminism in the world of diplomacy with Isabelle Hudon, the Canadian ambassador to France. Also while...

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