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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 : 2018-05-25

U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

In this edition, we take a look at how progressive female candidates in the U.S. are dominating a slate of Democratic primaries giving Georgia the first black woman to ever be nominated for governor by a major political party as America heads towards mid-term elections. Also, how the Philippines is moving closer to allowing divorce despite opposition from its president and others in the predominantly Catholic country.

Plus while the Spanish law on gender violence is one of the most advanced legislation of its kind, courts rarely issue harsh sentences causing much anger among women activists.

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

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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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