Naming and shaming perpetrators of conflict related sexual violence

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Margot Wallström

Ending the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence as a weapon of war is still one of the greatest challenges to the protection of human rights according to the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Margot Wallström says one useful tool in fighting impunity is the list of ‘named and shamed’ for crimes of conflict-related sexual violence. For the first time it has been included in the Secretary-General’s annual report. Wallström says the vision is to create conditions in which armed groups see sexual violence as a liability that will invite national and international scrutiny and censure. Julie Walker spoke with Ms. Wallström.

Mobilising men to stand up against gender inequality

Team-building activity at the Mobilizing Men campaign planning workshop in Nairobi

Around the world, men are being mobilised to stand up against gender inequality. From taxi drivers in Kenya, to student activists in India and refugees in Uganda, all have pledged to confront gender inequality in their communities. They're part of a pilot project known as the Mobilising Men Initiative, which is led by the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). To learn more about Mobilising Men, Dianne Penn spoke to UNFPA's Leyla Sharafi, a technical specialist on gender issues.

Mothers in drought-stricken Niger feed families with cash transfers

Cash transfer programme in Niger

Mothers in Niger are being empowered through an emergency cash transfer programme to feed their families in the thick of a dire food crisis that has plagued the entire Sahel region in Africa. Six million people are affected in the West African country, alone. UNICEF and its partners are supporting the initiative to help drought affected families purchase food with monthly cash allowances.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Assistant-Producer: Sandra Guy
Editor: Julie Walker
Duration: 10'00"

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