WOMEN: Girls can "shape future" with ICT

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Girls can help to shape the future of the planet if they're more involved in information and communications technology…well that's according to the 12-year old host of an online webshow.  Sylvia Todd, hosts Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show, which she describes as all about "how to make cool stuff."  On Thursday the United Nations is marking "Girls in ICT Day", an annual event which encourages more young women to study technology-related disciplines.

Bangladesh garment industry safer one year after Rana Plaza disaster

A year after Bangladesh's deadliest industrial accident also known as the "Rana Plaza disaster", safety conditions for workers have improved. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza, an eight story garment factory, collapsed in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 people- the majority of them women.  During the past year, the International Labour Organization, or ILO, has been working with the government of Bangladesh, employers and trade unions to address the root causes of the disaster.

 ”Time bomb” in South Sudan camp

A United Nations camp for displaced people in South Sudan has been described as a “time bomb” due to the dire humanitarian situation there.  Around 200,000 people who have fled their homes across the country, as a result of ongoing political violence, are living in the Malakal camp. Ninety per cent are women and children.  The UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, is currently preparing the camp ahead of the rainy season. Sebbit Abdu asked Abdul Kadir Musse, a senior emergency specialist for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), about the preparations

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

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