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Latest update : 2018-02-02

Abortion debate reignited in Ireland with upcoming vote

In this edition, we head to Ireland where anti-abortion and pro-choice activists are gearing up for a referendum on reforming the country's strict abortion laws. Also, we discuss the mid-term elections and other priorities for the women's movement in the US with Joanne Sandler, a senior consultant with Gender at Work. Plus, Formula One gets with the times, scrapping 'grid girls'.

By Claire PRYDE , Gaëlle ESSOO , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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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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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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