Barriers to equality remain‎ for women: UN

Mechanics performing maintenance on airplanes

While women still face barriers when it comes to equality with men, significant progress has been made. Those are the findings of the first major report from the newly formed UN Women, which is committed to gender equality and women's empowerment. The report, Progress of the World's Women: In Pursuit of Justice, finds governments need to do more to ensure that the laws giving women equal access are implemented.

New IMF chief vows to diversity organization

Christine Lagarde

The new chief of the International Monetary Fund gets down to business during her first week on the job. Christine Lagarde is the first woman to head the organization in its 67-year history. The former French Finance Minister says she wants to diversify the IMF, and that it's not just about gender, but about inclusion.

Human rights violations continue in the DRC

Women's shelter in Goma, DRC

A mass rape in Democratic Republic of the Congo last year shocked many, not only because of the brutality, but because almost no one in the remote eastern village of the country was spared, including men and boys. A UN investigation has found there continues to be a lack of justice and security for the more than 300 victims, with only one suspect indicted.

Producer: Julie Walker Editor:Daniel Dickinson Production Assistant:Sandra Guy

Duration: 10'00"

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