UNFPA pushes to end obstetric fistula

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Fistula patient (UN Photo/Tim McKulka)

Obstetric fistula is an injury caused by prolonged obstructive labour during childbirth which leaves women incontinent, ashamed and ostracized from their communities.  Gerry Adams sat down with Dr. Babatounde Osotimehin, head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), to find out more about this condition which affects approximately two million women worldwide.

Secretary-General campaigns to end violence against women during visit to Mozambique

Ban Ki-moon visits school in Mozambique

Mozambique was the first stop on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's mission to five countries in Africa.  Alex King reports on Mr. Ban's visit there, which included spending time at a secondary school in the capital, Maputo, where he highlighted a campaign to end violence against women.

Experts shed light on health issues facing indigenous youth in the Americas

Indigenous youth

Experts from across the Americas highlighted health issues concerning s related to indigenous youth, shared their knowledge and best practices during an event on the margins of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, currently underway in New York.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Duration: 10'00"

 

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