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Violence against women affects whole societies: UN chief

United Nations Official Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

It's time to take collective action to end violence against women and girls for good, at every level of society across the world. That's the emphatic message delivered by UN chief António Guterres…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 22 November 2017 – Geneva (AM)


War crimes verdict hailed for Mladic, the "epitome of evil" The conviction on Wednesday of Ratko Mladic for genocide following his role in the Srebrenica massacre has been welcomed by UN Human Rights…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /
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Today's Features

Issue of violence against women has "always been relevant"


Creator of the multiple Emmy award-winning television series "The Handmaid's Tale," Bruce Miller, hopes his show becomes "irrelevant very…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Involving men plays crucial role for women's empowerment, says activist

Inna Modja, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), at the high-level launch of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The event was held on the margins of the General Assembly's annual general debate. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

TV actress faces her fears while spotlighting sexual exploitation


Just one of the ways actress Serinda Swan draws attention to the atrocities of sex trafficking is by jumping…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

Poorer states look to power ahead through innovation


Energy is key to global development but the world's poorest nations fare up to six times worse than their…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /

More protection for human rights defenders, is key


An increasing number of threats are being made towards human rights defenders all over the world, with some being…

22 Nov 2017 / Listen /
"Collective responsibility" key to end migrant slavery Darfur team's ordnance education device wins top UN Award A wish for every child with disabilities "to have a fair chance" Pop group using their star appeal for children's rights "New set of tools" needed for modern peacekeeping: Dallaire Sustainable fashion leader pins hope on humanitarian values
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