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‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

United Nations - Growing up as a woman in India and various parts of the world has its challenges. Influential figure, Usha Rai now in her 70th year, discusses how her family supported her dream to become a doctor ev...

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Morroco: The Two-Sheep Solution

United Nations - In a region where women still struggle to close the gender gap, Morocco stands out. In the past ten years it has enacted laws to eliminate discrimination against women and guarantee gender equality. ...

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Brazil: A Transgender Family

United Nations - An unprecedented United Nations public education campaign, ‘Free and Equal” launches in Brazil to support LGBT rights, but many still suffer from discrimination. Brunna Valim faced violence and discri...

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Women In The New Tunisia

The Association of Tunisian Democratic Women or ATFD, with funding from the United Nations Democracy Fund, has set up a monitoring centre to identify the kind of discrimination women in Tunisia suffered during uprisin...

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South Africa: From Victim to Victor

United Nations, December 2012 - In South Africa, one group of women, lesbians, are especially at risk. They're the target of a particularly heinous crime, "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe w...

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Guyana: Loggers Learn About HIV/AIDS Protection

Thirty years after the first case of HIV/AIDS was reported, the battle against HIV/AIDS stigma continues to be a key challenge. In Guyana, the International Labour Organization, ILO, is partnering with the Government,...

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Bangladesh: Seeking justice

United Nations, February 2011 - In Bangladesh, many young women are striving to break down traditional barriers. But for some, this comes at a high price. We take you to this South East Asian nation where one woman's...

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Hong Kong: changing perceptions on disabilities (long version)

United Nations, New York, December 2009 - For years, people with disabilities have been seen as a burden to society -- as helpless people incapable of caring for themselves, let alone supporting a family. But this is...