WOMEN: Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

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Over the past three years, Syria’s civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan. Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. In the midst of this catastrophe, one extraordinary woman remains focused on her work, changing lives for the better. Francis Meade reports

"Courage Brigades" in India challenge harmful traditions

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India has been described as "one of the world's most hostile countries to women" due to female infanticide, child marriage and slavery. A group of brave women in India are helping to challenge harmful social norms and traditions in their communities, according to the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Courage Brigades is an IFAD project that helps empower women by fighting domestic and sexual abuse as well as caste violence. Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Seventy retired UN tour guides return, years later

Guided tours of the United Nations have been operating for more than six decades. Hundreds of women and men have led millions of visitors through the halls of the UN Secretariat, offering historic and current information about the work of the Organization. It was by luck that Marcie Hanhart became a tour guide in 1969. Forty-five years later, she returned to New York for a lunch organized for 70 of her retired colleagues. Emma Reverter asked Ms Hanhart what lead to her joining the UN.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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