Actress & UN Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd discusses her life & work

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Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd

Actress and Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd came to the UN to discuss her life, her humanitarian work and her book "All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir". In it, she opens up about emotional and sexual abuse she endured as a child and what led to her work as an activist fighting human trafficking. Ms. Judd has long been involved in humanitarian work, but it was only a few years ago that she took up the cause of fighting human trafficking.

Seeds for change help women farmers in Cote d'Ivoire

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After 10 years of civil war, women farmers in Cote d'Ivoire are fighting poverty and preserving peace, by growing high-quality rice seeds. This pest-resistant breed of rice not only doubles their yields and profits, but it also gives them greater independence. The International Fund for Agricultural Development, which combats rural hunger and poverty in developing countries has helped with low-interest loans and direct assistance.

Rural women "desperate" for help with mental health issues

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By the year 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts depression will be among the major health concerns globally. But rural women, particularly in developing countries, frequently lack access to professionals who can help them fight depression and other mental health problems stemming from changing cultural roles, inequality, discrimination, and poverty.

Presenter: Julie Walker

Duration: 10'00"

Filed under Women.
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