Sex trafficking movie discussion at UN

promotion for The Whistleblower

A Hollywood movie about the alleged involvement of United Nations peacekeepers in sex trafficking in Eastern Europe in the 1990s was recently shown at UN headquarters on Friday as part of a discussion on sexual abuse and trafficking in war-torn countries. The Whistleblower is a fictional account of events that are said to have taken place in Bosnia. The movie follows American policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac as she uncovers a sex trafficking scandal involving peacekeepers and the very people they were supposed to protect. I spoke to the film's director, Larysa Kondracki, about how the trafficking of women began in Bosnia.

Progress for women continues, social transformation lags behind

Rashida Manjoo

Laws fighting discrimination against women have been established, but putting them into practice has been a problem, a rights expert told the UN General Assembly. Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo was presenting a key thematic report on violence against women, its causes and consequences. Her mandate is to analyze violence against women in four spheres – in the family, in the community, violence perpetrated or condoned by the state and violence in the trans-national sphere.

Palestininan women become bread makers and bread winners

Palestine: Bread-Winner, Bread-Maker

Women in Palestine are becoming both bread makers and bread winners through a UN programme that promotes gender equality and empowerment. To earn an income, the women are making meals, and helping ensure that children eat nutritionally. We hear more from Francis Meade at UN Television.

Duration: 10’00″

Filed under Women.
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