WHO: Violence against women a global health problem of epidemic proportion

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Women in Liberia

One in three women worldwide experiences some form of physical or sexual violence making this a global health problem of epidemic proportions, according to a report from the World Health Organization. It finds the most common type of violence affecting women is perpetrated by husbands and other intimate partners.

New UN envoy hears concerns of Somali women activists

SRSG Kay meets with Somali women

Nicholas Kay, the top UN official in Somalia, says the organization remains determined to stand by the country following the deadly attack on its headquarters this week. Although he only arrived in the country this month, Kay has already met with a "very vibrant, very active" group of activists who are promoting the rights of Somali women and girls.

Despite genetic disorder, the future is "Crystal" clear for young Vietnamese woman

Nguyen Phuong Anh

Children with disabilities are often discriminated against and excluded from society, leaving them among the most vulnerable people in the world, according to the UN children's fund (UNICEF). But a young woman from Vietnam who calls herself "Crystal" is not letting a genetic disorder that leaves her with fragile bones hold her back from life.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Engineer: Zach Prewitt
Duration: 10'00"

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