UN Women becomes operational

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

The head of newly formed entity UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, says her aim is to end violence against young girls and women as well as promote women in every aspect of life from the workplace to the home.  UN Women will bring together the four UN agencies working on women issues. Ms Bachelet says she will put her multiple experiences as a survivor of torture, a former President, defence and a health minister of Chile, to good use. She spoke to, Jocelyne Sambira.

Senegal: Beyond Tradition

Young Senegalese girl

It’s painful and it alters women forever. But female circumcision is a traditional practice in many parts of the world. Up to 140 million women and girls have been cut but opposition is growing. This report comes from United Nations Television.

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