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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 : 2017-10-20

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

In this edition we look at the power of social media - #metoo having sparked an international conversation about sexual harassment and abuse. Also, Claire Pryde discusses the merits of femvertising – or female empowerment advertising – with creative director Carrie Ingoglia. Plus, from refusing to wear a headscarf to becoming a jockey, we meet the Qatari woman challenging social norms.

By Claire PRYDE , Gaëlle ESSOO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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