Sabrina Iyadede uses music to reflect on the genocide in RwandaListen /
A memorial ceremony to commemorate the Rwandan genocide was held recently at UN Headquarters in New York. One of the participants at the ceremony was artist/songwriter Sabrina Iyadede. She was born in Rwanda and left in 1994 when she was a young girl, moved to Belgium and now lives in New York. In this piece, Sabrina showcases a range of genres, from jazz to world music to reflect on the genocide in Rwanda.
"Mobile Miracles" – technology improves the work of midwives
Esther Madudu is one of the many midwives working in the rural areas of Africa who are facing many day to day challenges such as lack of electricity, running water, and the lack of technology. But now the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is improving the work of midwives through the use of mobile technology – calling it the "Mobile Miracle". In this telephone interview with Beng Poblete-Enriquez, Esther Madudu explains the challenges and the rewards that she encounters in carrying out her work as a midwife and what technology can do to improve the work of midwives.
India: No Toilet, No Bride
Nearly half of India’s 1.2 billion people don’t have access to toilets, especially in rural villages. The lack of sanitation is the cause of one in every ten deaths there. Now, the Government, supported by the World Bank, has introduced a sanitation campaign called 'No Toilet, No Bride', to educate villagers about proper waste disposal. Mahbub Ahmad tells us the story of a couple from India in this feature adapted from UN Television produced by Mehreen Sheikh.
Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez