Expert Group calls on Tunisia to strengthen women's rights

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Kamala Chandrakirana

The Working Group on Discrimination against Women has called on Tunisia to adopt stronger measures in its draft constitution to combat gender inequality and discrimination. The Group has just completed a five day visit to the country where two years ago, civil resistance led to the fall of longtime President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and the subsequent holding of democratic elections. The head of the Working Group, Kamala Chandrakirana, tells UN Radio's Alpha Diallo that while the Group was impressed by women's participation, it is still concerned about the fear expressed by some women that their rights were eroding.

In Zimbabwe, goldmining is Rosemary Marimo's business!

Rosemary Marimo supervising workers

Rosemary Marimo is a woman with purpose. She began prospecting for gold in Musowe, Zimbabwe with her husband 20 years ago. Now 60 years old and a widow, she has been running the business alone. Mary Ferreira of UN Television first met Rosemary when she visited Zimbabwe to produce a feature on gender equality and women's empowerment for UNTV. She tells Rosemary's story.

Earthquake + 3:In the wake of the 2010 earthquake, Haitian women focus on keeping families safe

Mother and child in Haiti

In the three years since Haiti’s devastating earthquake, women still struggle to keep their families safe, fed and healthy. Over 360,000 Haitians are still in tent cities, or living in damaged homes.

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

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