Yuna sings "One Woman: A song for UN Women"



"One Woman: A song for UN Women" was launched on the 8th of March, International Women's Day. The "One Woman" song is a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring 25 artists from 20 countries. UN Women says the song calls for change and celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who daily make extraordinary contributions to their own communities and countries. Yuna, a singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the artists on the "One Woman" song. In this interview with Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Yuna says performing this song is one way that she's giving back to society.


Commission on Status of Women hears stories of indigenous women

A group of indigenous women from around the world attended the 57th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at United Nations headquarters in March. May Louise Mooka from Australia was one of them. Ms. Mooka is an Aborigine of Torres Strait Islander heritage. She works as a Community Liaison Officer at Legal Aid Queensland and explained to Gerry Adams that her role is to be a bridge between the indigenous community and the country's legal system. She says that one of the problems indigenous women face is removal from their homes for minor offenses.

Jasi Binte Shamim, child reporter

Reporting on things that matter to them

In Bangladesh, six young people from mostly underprivileged backgrounds have been given an extraordinary opportunity. They’ve been trained as broadcast journalists.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Duration: 10'00"

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