Wanted: More women police officers

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Anne-Marie Orler, UN Police Adviser

The United Nations aims to achieve an increase of at least 20 per cent more women police officers in peacekeeping by 2014. That's according to Anne-Marie Orler, the UN Police Adviser. In this interview conducted by UN Radio's Donn Bobb, she says women police officers play a critical role in combating the scourge of sexual and gender based violence.

Updated data on the situation of children and women in Haiti

Haitian girls in school

For the first time since 2006, Haiti has an updated data on the situation of children and women, enabling analysis of the earthquake response and helping establish where and who the most vulnerable children are. The preliminary results of this survey mean good news for the situation of children in Haiti particularly in the areas of education and nutrition. (Source: Unifeed)

A specialized child clinic helps save lives of displaced Somali mothers

Vanessa, a Somali mother

Life in Somalia has been about surviving for decades now – surviving war, famine and violence. Conflict, the kind which the country has experienced since 1992, continues to exact a toll on everyone, especially the women. In 1997, a private clinic was set up specializing in motherhood care, but due to an overwhelming demand to meet the needs of internally displaced families, this private clinic transformed to become the Galkayo Medical Center in 2005. Through donations, this medical center is now a full-pledged hospital saving the lives of displaced Somali mothers, as we hear from UNHCR's Edith Champagne:

Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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