Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day focuses on racism and conflict

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Navi Pillay

• This year's International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21st March focused on the connection between racism and conflicts. On that day in 1960, South African police killed 69 Africans who were protesting against the apartheid pass laws in Sharpeville. The UN human rights chief says there is still racism in several societies today.

Rwandan women make progress in gender equality

Rwandan teacher

• Rwanda is making steady progress in its efforts to achieve equality between men and women. A Rwandan professor says the country has good policies to encourage and enable women to play leadership roles. She points out that more than half the members of parliament in Rwanda are women.

Serious human rights violations commtted in DR Congo

Elections in DRC

• There were serious human rights violations in the DR Congo before and after last year's presidential elections. That's according to a report released by the UN Joint Human Rights Office in the country. It says the violations include killings, disappearances and arbitrary detention by Congolese and security forces.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Donn Bobb
Production Assistant:Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer:Pete Kurisko
Duration: 10'00"

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