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Real-Life Mermaids: Women Guardians of the Sea

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They are called mermaids: the Haenyeo women divers of Jeju Island in the Republic of Korea. Carrying on a centuries-old tradition, these remarkable women use no modern equipment while serving as guardians of the sea. ...

Seeking justice for victims of sexual violence in Iraq and Syria

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We go behind the scenes of the investigations into the sexual violence committed during recent conflicts in Syria and Iraq. From finding victims to collecting evidence and building a case, the film presents the chall...

Projecting Strength, Providing Protection: One UN Policewoman’s Story

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A female Cameroonian peacekeeper helps young women in the Central African Republic know their rights and protect their bodies. Standing up for girls who may be vulnerable to exploitation, this UN policewoman shows an ...

CHINA: ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES INSPIRE

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This inspiring dance troupe from China is moving audiences worldwide. Their impressive performances convey a message of inclusion and empowerment for individuals with disabilities - and all people seeking hope. 21st ...

Argentina: Empowering the Blind and Visually Impaired

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Pablo Lecuona, a blind activist in Argentina, is on a journey to help his government implement the Marrakesh Treaty to enable more blind and visually impaired people to access a greater number of books and other print...

A Survivor’s Journey for Justice: Eric Sawyer, AIDS Activist

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He is one of the longest-term survivors of HIV/AIDS. After losing loved ones to AIDS, he joined the front lines of a movement that later changed the world’s response to HIV/AIDS. This is the story of Eric Sawyer and h...

Young Women in South Africa – At Greater Risk of HIV/AIDS

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Young women in South Africa are becoming infected with HIV at more than twice the rate of young men. We meet the young activist who is determined to use her own experience of living with HIV to change that trend. A R...

The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where Does The World Stand?

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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Where does the World stand? The latest facts and figures on global progress towards ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat - and the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a short explaine...

Morocco: Women Sowing Seeds – Protecting Against Drought

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Morocco’s rural areas have been hit by droughts in recent years – but women farmers are sowing the seeds for a better future. 21st Century: Episode # 131 Produced for UN Women and the French Embassy In Morocco Writte...

Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway

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Terrorist attacks draw headlines around the world – but what happens to the survivors once the media has moved on? On 9 November, the United Nations will screen “Surviving Terrorism: Victims’ Voices from Norway,” ...

United States: Tackling Climate Change Close to Home (Passive House)

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One of the biggest causes of climate change may surprise you: emissions from buildings. In the United States many believe that changing houses can help heal the planet. 21st Century: Episode #131 Producer, Videographe...

New Life, New Ambition: Germany’s Refugees and Migrants

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More than a million people have fled to Germany in the last two years, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan. Despite the loss and trauma, most are determined to build a better future. 21st Century Episode 128 P...