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Trafficking in human beings is an illegal activity that generates over $30 billion a year and affects more than 20 million people, according to United Nations figures. The General Assembly on Monday held a high-level meeting on the Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The meeting brought together senior United Nations and government officials as well as some of the survivors of trafficking who are now in the forefront of the global campaign to end it.
The important role of midwives in South Sudan
For nine months, Kapoki had been able to carry her child to term. She arrived at the Juba Teaching hospital to deliver her child a day before giving birth. After lots of waiting, anxiety and preparation, her full-term baby was delivered. Gerry Adams describes what happens next.
Women entrepreneurs take advantage of ICTs in Ethiopia
Effective use of ICTs, information and communication technologies, is helping women entrepreneurs overcome barriers. Through mobile phones, electronic platforms, radio, TV, blogs and the internet, women entrepreneurs are reaching out to customers and building their businesses like never before. In Ethiopia, Ashenafi Achamyelesh, President of the Addis Ababa Women Entrepreneurs Association, is making full use of ICTs and helping others to do the same. Ms Achamyelesh, who makes gift items and hand loom products, says she uses ICT to promote her business and create awareness about her activities. She spoke to UN Radio's Patrick Maigua.
Presenter: Gerry Adams