A woman explores the potential for healing in the midst of conflictListen /
One Day After Peace is a film by Robi Damelin, an Israeli mother whose son was shot and killed some 10 years ago by a Palestinian sniper at a military checkpoint in the West Bank. Instead of seeking revenge, Robi wrote to her son's killer requesting to meet with him to begin a dialogue. The young Palestinian, who remains in an Israeli prison, refused. At a UN screening of her movie, she tells the story of her quest to understand what it would take to end the tragedy that is the conflict in the Middle East.
UN celebrates the first International Day of the Girl Child
The shooting in early October of a teenage advocate for girls' education and two of her classmates in Pakistan was a brutal reminder of how the human rights of millions of girls worldwide are being trampled on. In recognition of girls' rights and the unique challenges they face, the United Nations celebrated the first International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October. Tackling child marriage was the focus of the inaugural commemoration. In this report we hear how the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is supporting villagers in India to stamp out early marriage.
Monique Coleman, voice for teen girls globally
As the UN's first Youth Champion in 2010, singer and actress Monique Coleman spent a year travelling the globe and raising awareness about issues that affect youth. During her stint, Ms. Coleman visited more than 20 countries on five different continents and met with thousands of young people. Now, she has been named the spokesperson for the UN Foundation's Girl Up Campaign. In this interview, she talks about the campaign and her work with the United Nations.
Presenter: Gerry Adams
Editor: Derrick Mbatha