What women want in EgyptListen /
Egypt in recent months has experienced a number of upheavals and challenges. Now, as the country transitions to democracy following its presidential election, Shahira Amin, a journalist and consultant to UN Women, asked some Egyptian women what the future holds for them and what they would like to see.
Raising Awareness for Cervical Cancer in the Balkans
The Balkan country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing a relatively high rate of cervical cancer, which the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is working to bring down. Health officials in the country say with an incidence rate of more than 13 cases per 100,000, cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality for women. UNFPA is working with a number of non-governmental organizations and government partners to overcome obstacles in raising awareness and to increase early detection through greater access to testing.
Cherie Blair talks to UN Radio about her support for widowed women
June 23 is annually observed as International Women's Day. Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, is president of the Loomba Foundation, which aims to empower widows of the world. UN Radio's May Yacoub caught up with Ms. Blair, who talked about the number of widows in the world today and their treatment.
Presenter: Gerry Adams
Assistant Producer: Sandra Guy