UN provides maternal health care kits to flood-hit areas in Philippines

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pregnant mother being examined by a doctor in the Philippines

An estimated 12,000 pregnant and lactating mothers who have been badly affected by Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines are getting essential reproductive health supplies to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.  The UN Population Fund or UNFPA is distributing emergency health kits to ensure safe deliveries.  According to the latest figures released by the Philippine Government, over 640,000 people have been affected by the tropical storm.

Olga's story: an account of sexual abuse in Guatemala

violence against women in Guatemala

In Guatemala, a country where two women are murdered each day and where sexual abuse is rife, women are finally getting the help they need.  The Central American country is said to be one of the most dangerous places for women in all Latin America. The majority of crimes against women go unpunished. 

 

women from Papua New Guinea

Women in the Pacific Islands promote their rights

Papua New Guinea, like most Asia Pacific Islands, is a very traditional society.  Women suffer from low status, poverty and many are illiterate, says Georges Collinet of the World Bank.  But women groups there are working hard to promote their rights and interests in the country.  You're about to listen to George Collinet of the World Bank and his radio series, "On the Move".

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira

Duration: 10’00″

Filed under Women.
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