The costs and burden of care unequally borne by women, girls

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Magdalena Sepúlveda

In many countries around the world, it's a woman's job to cook, clean and care for family members. It's full time unpaid work that's not recognized by any state, therefore blocking opportunities for the advancement of women and girls and condemning them to poverty.

That's according to Magdalena Sepúlveda, the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty who spoke to UN Radio on 17 October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Burundi children "light up" villages with energy efficient bulbs

Burundi children

Families in Burundi are swapping kerosene lamps for energy efficient LED lights, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Not only are these lights environmentally friendly, but they are safe to use and can provide a safety net for young orphans.

Syrian refugee weddings on the rise in Za’atari camp

Za’atari refugee camp

At least ten weddings take place in a refugee camp in Jordan every week, according to the UN Refugee Agency, (UNHCR).The Za’atari refugee camp hosts 120,000 Syrians fleeing the violence in their country.

For the refugees, it’s simply a way of keeping their traditions alive.

Producer: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

Filed under Women.
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