16 Days of Activism to end violence against women campaign is on

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25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Activist worldwide launched 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Each day represents a key fact regarding violence against women which will be highlighted during the international campaign ending on December 10, International Human Rights Day. As part of ongoing efforts to end the scourge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched his UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in 2008.  Derrick Mbatha has more.

Health partners unite to reduce premature births

17 November

Although child mortality rates have dropped significantly over the past two decades, far too many babies still die because they are born too soon.  Global health experts say pre-mature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and the second leading cause of death for children under five years old.  Dianne Penn reports on an event held at the United Nations to mark World Prematurity Day, observed on 17 November.

MINUSTAH peacekeeper

Gender remains a key area o focus for UN police, says Police Adviser

The United Nations is aiming to have 20 per cent female police officers in its peacekeeping missions by 2014.  Gender remains a key area of focus for the UN police division which it is addressing in part through a campaign called “Global Effort”. The aim of the UN Global Effort, launched in August 2009, is to recruit more female police officers into national police services and into UN police peacekeeping operations around the world.  UN Radio's Donn Bobb spoke to Stefan Feller, UN Police Adviser about closing the gender gap.

Producer: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10’00″

 

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