Political and economic empowerment top UN Women plans for 2012

woman assisting in local election

Training women conflict mediators in countries in Africa and Asia, helping ethnic Moroccan women to inherit property, and creating "safe spaces" for schoolgirls in Zambia.

These are just some of the successes of UN Women, which celebrates its first anniversary this month.

Agency chief Michelle Bachelet has outlined her six-point plan for 2012 which focuses on the political and economic empowerment, as well as efforts to combat gender-based violence and expand women's role in conflict resolution.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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