UNICEF reports great strides in ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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Fatima is a victim of FGM/C [Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt]

A new report from the UN children's fund (UNICEF) brings together the most complete statistics and analyses on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

Although the agency estimates an additional 30 million young girls are at risk of being cut in the next decade, UNICEF believes changing perceptions about the practice—for example, by women who themselves have been cut—could help reduce the number of girls subjected to FGM/C.


Millions of women and girls to benefit from new global day devoted to sanitation

Toilet facility in India

The General Assembly this week unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at improving the lives of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who lack access to proper sanitation facilities.

Ambassadors hope the designation of 19 November as World Toilet Day will also make a difference in the lives of the many girls pushed out of school because they don't have something most people take for granted.



UN maritime body lauds 'Women at the Helm' of the shipping industry

[Photo taken from WMO facebook page]

Although shipping has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, women increasingly are becoming more visible in the sector.

Charlie Batchelor of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) reports on how more and more women are achieving the high level of training and competence that the sector demands.



Presenter: Dianne Penn

Production Assistant: Sandra Guy

Engineer: Zach Prewitt

Duration: 10'00"

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