Tanzanian mothers' support group tackles mother-to-child transmission of HIV

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HIV-positive mother and child in Tanzania

A group of HIV-infected mothers and their partners have formed a mothers' support group attached to their local health clinic in Kitulo Ward, Makete District in Tanzania. Besides providing psycho-social support to each other, members of the group also speak to surrounding communities about prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

"Literacy and Peace" is the theme of this year's International Literacy Day

Literacy

UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, says literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and a better understanding of the world. Subbarao Ilapavuluri, Chief of the Literacy Section of UNESCO, spoke to Gerry Adams about the challenges faced in the quest for worldwide literacy, not the least of which is increasing the numbers of women who can read.

ILO Convention 189 seeks to extend rights to domestic workers

The Philippines was the second country to ratify ILO Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Uruguay was the first country to do so in June of 2012. Convention No. 189 lays down basic rights and principles for domestic workers and requires states to take a series of measures to make decent work a reality for domestic workers.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Assistant Producer: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

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