Partnering to fight rape in conflict

violence against women

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon is calling for more collaboration between the UN and its partners to eradicate sexual violence in conflict. In his view, prevention has helped. Not only is it working in Haiti, but in other troubled areas. Today, in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince, a 200 strong UN Police Unit maintains a permanent presence in high risk camps. In Darfur, field patrols by peacekeepers have reduced the number of rapes and increased women’s freedom of movement. At a recent African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Mr. Ban asked leaders to give their full support to this cause.

Jordan: In the Name of Honour

If you’re a woman, there are places in the world where simply smiling at a man or refusing an arranged marriage can get you killed. But one country in the Middle East is leading the fight to stop these crimes.

family in Niger

Niger families adopt new practices to improve child health

Niger still has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. One child out of five here will die before reaching the age of five, usually from easily preventable illness such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. The UN’s Children’s Fund or UNICEF is introducing key behaviour changes in communities that will significantly reduce deaths. This innovative program is designed to help families improve their health practices and save the lives of children

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Duration: 10’00″

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