WOMEN: Women-led organization provides education in AfghanistanListen /
An organization led by woman has been working for 20 years to provide education in Afghanistan. Working underground when the country was ruled by the Taliban, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has provided teacher training and supported education for girls and boys. The organization, which has also delivered health services to women and children, believes that it has touched the lives of 10 million people in Afghanistan. Alex Goldmark from the UN Children's agency (UNICEF) spoke to the founder and president of the Afghan Institute of Learning, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, about the work of her organization.
African women discuss coping with climate change
Grassroots women and policy makers gathered in Nairobi, Kenya last Monday to discuss coping with the challenges of climate change. The Workshop to Build Resilience to Combat Climate Change and Disasters is supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Lucy Wanjiru Njagi, Programme Specialist for Environment, Gender and Climate Change at UNDP spoke to UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha about what she hoped would be achieved at the three-day meeting.
Mother Earth needs new legal system to recognize its inherent rights
Mother Earth would benefit from a new legal system, where just as we recognize human rights, we would recognize the inherent rights of nature. That's according to Linda Sheehan, the Executive Director of the Earth Law Center, an organization based in California that advocates for legal changes in governance. Ms Sheehan was at UN Headquarters in New York on International Mother Earth Day, celebrated every 22 April, to moderate a dialogue on harmony with nature. Stephanie Coutrix asked Linda Sheehan how one can create this harmony.
Presenter: Stephanie Coutrix
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