Senior UN officials express sorrow after rape victim dies in India

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Violence against women must never be accepted, excused or tolerated, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said following the death of a young woman from India who had been gang raped while on a bus.  Michelle Bachelet, the head of UN Women, said the young woman's death should serve as a call to action, while UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay expressed hope that 2013 will see a turn in the tide on violence against women in India.

Tears of rape flow in the eastern DRC

Displaced people in DRC

Thousands of people have been displaced around the city of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of the latest attacks by the rebel group M23. Survival of the displaced people presents many challenges, particularly for the women as scores of rapes have been reported, as Edith Champagne of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reports.

Skateboarding NGO empowers Afghan girls

Skateistan staff teach girls how to skateboard in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The NGO Skateistan is helping to empower young people in Afghanistan through a combination of educational projects, cross-cultural exchange and skateboarding lessons.

Benafsha Tasmim, the Educational and Cultural Adviser to the Skateistan team in the capital, Kabul, talks about their work with UNICEF moderator Femi Oke. She explains how cultural norms make it difficult to get girls and young women to try out sports.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Producer: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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