Malawi commits to UN Women initiative to tackle gender-based violenceListen /
Malawi is the latest country to join an advocacy initiative by UN Women which urges leaders to make new and concrete national commitments to end violence against women and girls.
A call for greater action to prevent and control breast and cervical cancers
Research from more than 180 countries reveals that cancer is on the rise globally, leading to calls for more action to address and prevent breast and cervical cancer in women.
A report released last month by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) finds that more than 14 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2012, while more than eight million people died from the disease.
Mozambique makes strides in stamping out child marriage
Child marriage not only violates the human rights of girls, but also gravely threatens their lives, education, and future prospects as they are expected to begin childbearing while still children themselves.
In Mozambique, a country with one of the highest rates of child marriage and maternal mortality in the world, efforts are underway to ensure all young girls enjoy their right to equality.
Producer: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy