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Latest update : 2017-06-30

Home sweet home: The Argentinian jail that's built a house for mothers with children

In this edition, as the number of women jailed for drug-related offences soars in Latin America, one of Argentina's toughest prisons has come up with a novel way to house women inmates and their children. Also the desperate measures Chinese men take to find a bride as the country suffers from a gender imbalance thanks to its one-child policy. Plus we meet the team behind Zan TV, Afghanistan's first women-only network.

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

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2018-10-19 #THE 51%

The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in U.S. 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 it...

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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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