Veteran Ethiopian activist wins King Baudouin African Development Prize

Listen /

Ethiopian women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.

Bogaletch Gebre, a veteran campaigner for women's rights in Ethiopia is the winner of the 2012-2013 King Baudouin African Development Prize presented by Belgium.

She talks to Beng Poblete-Enriquez about the NGO she founded alongside her sister nearly two decades that has been working to empower women and stamp out the practice of female genital mutilation.

Violence against women a global health epidemic: WHO


Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one-third of all women globally, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Patrick Maigua in Geneva spoke on the line to Professor Naeemah Abrahams from the South African Medical Research Council about the report's findings and how they relate to Africa.


Presenter: Dianne Penn

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Engineer: Zack Prewitt

Duration: 10'00"

Filed under Women.