Special Rapporteur:Women's right to health should not be criminalized

Anand Grover

People's lives around the world are impacted every day by laws that criminalize the right to sexual and reproductive health. In some countries, for example, says the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, access to family planning goods and services is restricted by law, which denies families the freedom to decide whether or not to reproduce. Anand Grover told the UN General Assembly women and girls are the ones most affected by these restrictions.

The role of women in achieving peace and security reaffirmed

Security Council Meeting

When it comes to preventing war and settling conflicts, women need to be much more involved, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Secretary-General was speaking during a day-long debate in the Security Council on the role of women in achieving peace and security. The Security Council debate marked the 11th anniversary of the adoption of Council resolution 1325, the landmark resolution that requires parties in a conflict to respect women's rights.

Cooperatives-changing the way we do business

Jamuben has worked in the arid lands of Gujarat for the last 40 years

An organization which describes itself as "a home-grown movement with women as its leaders" is empowering women in India. The Self-Employed Women's Association, or SEWA, is a cooperative of poor, self-employed women workers headquartered in Gujarat, India. It's been around since 1972 and through generating employment, it enables rural women to become empowered and improve their lives. Two thousand twelve has been declared by the United Nations as "The International Year of Cooperatives." Jocelyne Sambira spoke to Eve Crowley about SEWA and how it works.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Editor: Daniel Dickinson
Duration: 10'00"

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