WOMEN: Human trafficking campaign targets US Super Bowl

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A campaign highlighting the issue of human trafficking

A campaign highlighting the issue of human trafficking has taken to the streets of New York. It's in the form of a huge colourful gift box and has been timed to coincide with one of the biggest sporting events in the US…the Super Bowl.

Led by a United Nations NGO committee, the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking campaign or GIFT is aiming to educate people about what it calls one of the worst abuses of human rights.

It's estimated that 27 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking.



Girls in Philippines protected from gender-based violence

Women and girls displaced by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are being advised on how to protect themselves from gender-based violence.

Tens of thousands of women and girls are currently still not living at home following the typhoon which killed thousands of people and left millions homeless.

Many are living in crowded evacuation centres, where they are more vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence.

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is providing services in the centres.


Woman in her tea stall in Bangladesh

"Top down" approach denies Indigenous people in Bangladesh access to health services    

Indigenous people in Bangladesh are being denied services because of what is being called a top-down approach to providing health care.

Tuku Talukder who belongs to the Chakma community in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh says health policies are made without the participation of local people.

She recently took part in a UN meeting on Indigenous Peoples' Sexual Health and Reproductive Rights in New York.




Presenter: Cristina Silveiro
Engineer: Zach Prewitt
Duration: 10'00″

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