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Sosan’s Story: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

United Nations, New York, August 2009 - 21st Century (show 33) - Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, targeted violence against women in Afghanistan is back at an alarming level. Women of all ages are enduring b...

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Haiti: The Enemy Within

It can happen anywhere, anytime. In Haiti post-earthquake, no woman or girl is truly safe. This past January, a devastating earthquake destroyed much of the Caribbean island of Haiti. Millions are still homeless. B...

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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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Pakistan: Girls’ Education

The Pakistan floods of 2010 have destroyed countless schools throughout the country. But the rebuilding has presented an opportunity for change in traditional attitudes towards girls' education. UNIA Programme # 1...

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Nepal: Too young to marry

Half of all girls in Nepal are married before the age of 18, an illegal but prevalent practice which denies them access to education and puts them at risk of complications in childbirth from having children too young....

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Mozambique: Losing Out

United Nations - Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects. When girls are married, they are expected to begin childbearing whi...

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India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

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Nepal’s sanitation campaign

United Nations - Estimates indicate that globally some two and a half billion people have no access to a clean toilet – that’s one in every three people. In rural Nepal that number can be much higher according to the...

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Solomon Islands: Uprooting violence against women

United Nations - At least one in every three women and girls will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Even in such remote places as the Solomon Islands – an apparent island paradise in the so...

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India – Girls For Sale

United Nations - In India – a child is abducted every 8 minutes. Most are girls. A third are never found. We follow the story of two girls who went missing - and one man’s struggle to find them before they are lost fo...

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Mexico: Safe City for Women

United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...

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Empowering Women and Girls in the Central African Republic

Gladys Ngwepekeum Nkeh is a United Nations Police (UNPOL) officer from Cameroon, working with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She coordinates with local communities in CAR’s capital, Bangu...