WOMEN: Women losing ground in global employment

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Women worldwide are losing ground in the employment sector….that's according to a new World Bank report.

It says nearly four in 10 people globally—close to one half in developing countries—agree that when jobs are scarce, men are more likely to find employment than women.

A child helpline provides critical support for Kenyan rape victim

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Violence against children is everywhere but it's often hidden behind closed doors, according to the UN Children's Fund.

The agency estimates that about 20 per cent of women and up to 10 per cent of men report being sexually abused as a child.

To fight this scourge, UNICEF supports projects like Childline Kenya, an NGO that operates a 24-hour, toll free helpline where children can report abuse and get protection.

Malala Yousafzai

Teenage activist urges improved access to education for Syrian children

A teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee is calling for better and more accessible education for Syrian children in a refugee camp in Jordan.

Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan visited the UN-run Zaatari Camp in northern Jordan which is home to around 100,000 Syrians who have fled the ongoing civil war in Syria.

Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for defending girls’ right to go to school, and since that time, has been advocating for children’s education worldwide.

Presenter:  Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant:  Beng Poblete-Enriquez
Duration: 10'00"

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