Study finds women hit hard by EU civil service cutbacks

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Women in EU public sector

Recent cutbacks by European Union governments in jobs, wages and benefits have particularly affected women, according to a new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Commission.  It finds women civil servants are at greater risk of losing their jobs as a result of austerity measures. Experts fear that these cuts could eat away at gains made towards gender equality over the past 30 years.

Filmmakers learn what it takes 'To Educate a Girl'

Girls comprise more than half of the estimated 67 million children worldwide who remain out of school, according to the UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI).  Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky explore what it takes to ensure girls receive an education in their film 'To Educate a Girl' which tells about girls in Nepal and Uganda who are pursuing their right to go to school amid poverty and in the aftermath of conflict.  Rendina talks to Femi Oke about what they learned.

Fuel-efficient stoves free displaced Somali women from risky firewood duty

fuel efficient stoves for displaced Somali families

A new project providing fuel-efficient stoves to displaced families in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is literally a life saver.  As the stoves burn waste instead of wood, women and girls are freed from the potentially dangerous chore of collecting firewood where they risk being assaulted by attackers hiding in bushes.  The project is supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners, who also train and employ 150 families to produce the stoves.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Assistant Producer: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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