Iraq: One woman's quest for justiceListen /
Noor is a young woman from Iraq with virtually no legal rights in a country still struggling with the legacy of Saddam Hussein's 24-year dictatorship. Many women in Iraq cover their faces in public for cultural and religious reasons. But Noor does not want to be seen in public because, as far as most people know, she is dead. This is her story.
Prisoners in South Sudan learn to sew
A sewing project has been started in Juba Maximum Prison where some of South Sudan's worst offenders are imprisoned. The prison which has tall walls with barbed wire at the top, houses both males and females. Some of the prisoners are on death row, others are serving short or long sentences while others are waiting for judgment on the crimes they have allegedly committed.
Population Award, institutional category, goes to Malaysian family planning organization
Each year, the UN Population Award is given to an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to increasing the awareness of population questions and to their solution. This year's winner in the institution category is the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia. Gerry Adams spoke with two women who have been involved with the Federation for years, first Napsiah Omar, Chairman of the National Populations and Family Development Board and then the winner, Dr Mary Huang, Chairperson of the Federation.
Producer: Gerry Adams Prod. Asst: Charles Appel Duration: 10’00″