Congolese girls and boys fight discrimination

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Violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo perpetrated by armed groups and the military continues to affect the civilian populations, and in particular the youth. Sexual violence is still a big problem, and many children are often forced to fight for rebel groups. To protect them, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, has set up child-friendly spaces in displaced camps and host communities, where young people can talk freely about what matters most to them.  Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Breaking the silence around violence against women

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Breaking the silence surrounding the issue of violence against women has been one of the greatest achievements of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. That's according to the President of the grant-making body, Meryem Aslan. According to the UN, one out of three women globally has suffered violence at least once in her lifetime.  Ms. Aslan speaks about the efforts led by the Fund since 1996 to free the world from this form of violence.

Women in Azerbaijan defend property rights

Nuriya Khalikova

Women's groups in Azerbaijan are fighting back against property developers who are being accused of forcing women out of their homes. Many residential properties have been declared too dirty or too old to live in, but many women say they are being driven out against their will. Now, they're being given the opportunity to defend their property rights. Mahbub Ahmad reports.

Presenter: Sandra Guy

Duration: 10’00″

Filed under Women.
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