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Latest update : 2018-07-31

Street assault in France: Can fines stop sexual harassment of women?

A French government plan to issue on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment in public places is set to be voted on this week. According to Equalities Minister Marlène Schiappa, the first fines will be handed out this autumn. Offenders will have to pay between 90 and 750 euros. The vote comes as 22-year-old Marie Laguerre posted a video of being slapped on a street in Paris after she stood up to a verbal abuser. We take a look at how these fines will work.

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Claire Brown

Natalia Robinson

Fraser Jackson

Melissa Kalaydjian

By Delano D’SOUZA

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Annette LEVY-WILLARD

Journalist and Blogger, Libération

Catherine BENNETT

France 24 Journalist

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2018-10-18 Debate

India's #MeToo moment: Why women are now calling out sexual harassment

A watershed moment for India's #MeToo movement. Only it's not he says, she says, but rather he sues, they come forth. Distinguished newspaperman and academic M.J. Akbar says he's...

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

The Irish border is the biggest hurdle at a deadline summit on concluding the terms of divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union. As a safeguard in case there's...

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Can Mohammed bin Salman ride out the storm? The Saudi crown prince is defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over...

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

The club of French-speaking nations is holding its bi-annual summit in the Armenian capital with at least two reasons to pay attention. For starters, the Francophonie, as it's...

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