Women seen as key in consolidating democracy in Sierra Leone

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

Jabbie Kabbah

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The women of Sierra Leone are ready to take the mantle of power following more than 10 years of a brutal civil war which ended in 2003, says Jabbie Kabbah, President of the All Political Parties Women’s Association. Gerry Adams spoke to her and other members of civil society who participated in a recent meeting in New York on building peace in the post-conflict country.

IFAD helps strengthen capabilities of rural women

When rural women are able to access better-paid jobs away from the farm, it benefits their families, as well as the wider economy. The International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, in its Rural PovertyReport 2011, says rural people can strengthen their capabilities through jobs in the non-farm economy.

Melba Moore performance in honour of remembrance of slavery

On March 25th, the General Assembly Hall resonated with music when the UN held the fourth gala concert in commemoration of the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In this piece, produced by UN Radio’s Beng Poblete-Enriquez, you will hear from Tony Award winning artist and multi-Grammy nominated vocalist Melba Moore as she performs Lift Every Voice and Sing, also known as the Negro National Anthem, to honour the slaves of the deep south of North America.

Producer: Gerry Adams
Duration: 10’00″

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