WOMEN: Women farmers face challenges in male-dominated industry

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Sarah Campbell. (UNTV video capture)

Female farmers in the developed world face particular challenges in what is a male-dominated industry, according to a representative from the World Farmer's Organisation.  Sarah Campbell, a livestock famer based outside Washington DC in the US, was at UN Headquarters to share her perspective on the difficulties women face to be recognized as farmers.  On the occasion of World Food Day and International Day of Rural Women both celebrated this week, Stephanie Coutrix asked Ms Campbell about her experience as a farmer.

"The Good Lie" actress says movie teaches about violence against children during war

A young boy on the air-strip near Thiekthou, Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A movie depicting the experience of young Sudanese immigrants in Kansas in the United States can be used as an "educational tool".  That's according to Kuoth Weil, an actress from Minnesota who landed a role in the movie, a Good Lie about the "lost boys" of Sudan.  These were orphans who walked thousands of miles during the Sudanese Civil War to seek refuge in countries like Ethiopia and Kenya.  Many were later resettled to the United States.  The Ms Weil who plays the role of a "lost girl" told Alex Goldmark that the movie shows the violence children experienced during the war.

Humaira Bachal (ILO video capture)

Young Pakistani activist fights for women's empowerment

A 26-year old Pakistani activist for women's education says that young people in her country are determined to do something for their communities. Humaira Bachal, who fought for her own education supported by her mother but vehemently opposed by her father, created the Dream Foundation Trust to empower women.  She became an instant celebrity in New York in 2013 when she won the "Women of Impact Award" a US media-backed prize. Humaira Bachal shared her experiences with Matthieu Cognac of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Duration:  10’00″
Presenter:  Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant:  Beng Poblete-Enriquez

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