Film depicts life of Palestinian girl torn between resistance and education

Women: a weekly 10-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

Julian Schnabel and Rula Jebreal

A new film chronicling the Israeli Palestinian conflict through the rarely seen perspective of women premiered at the United Nations this week. The movie Miral portrays a young Palestinian girl’s journey as she confronts the effects of political turmoil on her life.

Thai nun rescues women from sex industry

Sister Sutisa Utalun

Sister Sutisa Utalun

Sex tourism in Thailand remains a huge social problem in the country. The industry is worth about 4 billion dollars a year, and the International Labour Organization or ILO estimates that 12,000 minors are trafficked overseas annually. But there is hope for Thai women. Sister Sutisa Utalum has helped to rescue over 4,000 Thai women from prostitution and sex traffickers in recent years. She has devoted her life to helping women forced into prostitution and recently rescued a girl trapped in the Persian Gulf island of Bahrain.

Closing the gender gap in agriculture

Women farming

Women make significant contributions to the rural economy in the developing world, but they are poorly paid and they do not have access to new technologies and productive resources like men, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization or FAO. Policies and laws that eliminate discrimination against women farmers are needed, says the agency, which would help them produce more and feed more people.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Duration: 10’00″

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