Aboriginal women in Australia face abuse, says an aborigine

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Cathy Eatock

Australia's aboriginal female community experiences much higher rates of abuse than the rest of the population, says Cathy Eatock, a senior policy officer in state government. Ms. Eatock, an aborigine herself, spoke at a recent meeting at the United Nations on strategies for ending violence against women. She explained to Gerry Adams some of the factors that contribute to the abuse.

Afghanistan-both a challenge and a privilege: Jan Kubiš

Jan Kubiš

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Jan Kubiš, on the 19th of December praised the achievements of the Afghan Government and Afghan society during the current period of transition. Reporting to the UN Security Council, he said the year he has spent in Afghanistan has been both a challenge and a privilege.

Myanmar's Rakhine State suffers from strife

Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Rakhine State in western Myanmar is a coastal area divided by rivers, creeks and most recently, strife. For centuries, people have fished the ocean there peacefully, but recently that tranquillity was shattered. Gerry Adams explains what happened.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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