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Women climbers (WFP/Claudia Altorio)

Ten female mountain climbers are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to encourage girls and women around the world that they can achieve anything with effort and education. The climbers, seven from Nepal, two from Tanzania and one from South Africa, include one woman who benefited from World Food Programme school meals when she was a child. Gerry Adams discussed the historic climb with WFP Spokesperson Jane Howard on the line from Rome.

UNICEF issues urgent appeal for women and children affected by Malian crisis

Mother with her children in Mali (© UNICEF Mali/2012)

Fighting between armed rebels and the Government, as well as the proliferation of armed groups in the region, drought and political instability have uprooted hundreds of thousands of civilians in Mali for the past several months. UNICEF Spokesperson Marixie Mercado talks about progress made so far on an urgent $45 million dollar appeal.

Justice for women—has the law let women down?

Liberian women

In the face of persistent violence against women and girls, the UN Human Rights Council, which convened in Geneva, took up the issue of women's access to justice. The Council said justice for women is more complicated than just adopting laws, reports Gerry Adams..

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Duration: 10'00"

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