WOMEN: Amplify voices of women, girls to combat social norms: World Bank

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Having a "voice" allows women to challenge social norms that dictate how men and women behave and can help advance the global development agenda, the World Bank highlights in its latest report on gender.  There are laws treat men and women differently in over 100 countries, the report says, making it impossible for a woman to get a job, access credit or obtain an identification card.  Entitled "Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity," the report puts a spotlight on the value of enabling women and girls to fulfill their potential.

Unsafe health conditions in South Sudan leading cause of child deaths

An international report by Save the Children has indicated that thousands of children die every year during the first twenty-four hours of their birth and the situation is aggravated by poor health conditions.  South Sudan has been at the bottom rating of global health indicators on child and maternal health. The report calls for commitment by governments and healthcare agencies to ensure safe health conditions are provided.  Miraya's Gabriel Shadar spoke to Alan Paul the Country Director of Save the Children in South Sudan and asked him about some of the challenges.

Women have critical food security role in sustainable development agenda

Women have a critical role to play in ensuring food security in the post-2015 agenda, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  FAO cites the fight against hunger as critical part of the Sustainable Development Goals that will follow the Millennium Development Goals after 2015.  Derrick Mbatha sat down with Anna Rappazzo, the FAO’s Global coordinator of the Post-2015 task team to learn more.

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

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