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Nepal: Women Owning their Stories of Violence

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From 1996-2006, the Government of Nepal engaged in armed conflict with a Maoist insurgency. Both parties to the conflict routinely tortured, raped, detained and killed women and girls. Breaking the culture of silence ...

Nepal – Women take charge of family planning

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In rural Nepal, women have little say in family planning, and often give birth to upwards of 8 children. With the help of the United Nations agency for reproductive health and rights (UNFPA), one woman is taking charg...

‘I AM 70’ : Usha Rai

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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...

Nicaragua: Acting against violence

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United Nations - The sad truth about violence against women is that it’s not just the emotional and physical suffering that destroys lives. The ability of millions of women around the world to participate as equals in...

Noor: Women’s rights in Iraq

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United Nations, New York, April 2012 - Iraq's elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation's most vulnerable citizens: women and children. A...

Congo: Helping Survivors of Wartime Rape to Rebuild Their Lives

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In the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12 years of war has ravaged the region. At least 200 thousand women have been sexually assaulted. A United Nations team is providing support for vict...

Bangladesh: Reducing Maternal Deaths

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In Bangladesh, about a third of the booming population have little access to medical services. A local NGO is helping provide maternal health services to urban slum communities. UNIA Programme # 1285 Trans...

Malawi: Standing Up for Women’s Land Rights

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In many traditional cultures, women aren't allowed to own or inherit property. Losing a husband through death or divorce can be a guarantee of poverty. But one woman in Malawi has defied that fate. UNIA Programm...

Lebanon: First Female Electrician

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After 4 years of devastation in southern Lebanon, reconstruction is beginning. A new programme supported by ILO, the International Labour Organization, is training young people at risk for long term unemployment. One ...

Bangladesh: Seeking Justice

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Young women in Bangladesh are striving for equal opportunities by breaking into what's traditionally known as a man's world. But their quest comes at a high price. In this South East Asian nation, one woman's struggle...

Cambodia: Rights of home-based women workers

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United Nations, August 2010 - Cambodian home-based women laborers work without contracts or social protections and can be at risk for exploitation and economic insecurity. To help keep these workers out of poverty, ne...

Liberia: Women on the frontline

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United Nations, August 2010 - With the election of Liberia's first female president, more women are taking a lead in rebuilding this post-war nation. Women in the police force are enforcing laws in an effort to revers...