Depression and eating disorders "should be part of gender debate"

Commission on the Status of Women meeting. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

A young Swedish student attending a UN conference on gender equality in New York says she thinks depression and eating disorders are an important part of the discussion on women's rights.

Clara Helgesson believes it's important to understand how mental illnesses affect girls’ education and empowerment in general.

Joshua Mmali asked Ms. Helgesson about her experience as a young woman at the Commission on the Status of Women held at UN headquarters.

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