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Latest update : 2018-05-18

A divisive issue: Ireland prepares to vote on abortion referendum

In this edition, we report on how Ireland is set to vote on whether to repeal the ban on abortion but polls are showing that it's still way too close to predict the outcome. Also we talk to Irish journalist, Joyce Fegan, about what has been a divisive campaign. Plus, a look at the central American nation, El Salvador, that has one of the most draconian laws on abortion which means any woman who miscarries can be suspected of seeking a termination.

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

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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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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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