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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 : 2018-09-07

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 Karpf, on why that is the case. Also after the move in Argentina to decriminalise abortion was rejected, we take a look at how in any case, the debate is now expanding to other Latin American countries. Plus, how a Philadelphia engineer is hoping to drive the car mechanics trade towards equality.

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

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2018-11-16 #THE 51%

India's vanishing women workers

In this edition, we take a look at why women in India are dropping out of the workforce. The country's female labour-force participation rate is among the lowest in the world....

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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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