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Crop damage caused by Super Cyclone Pam on the Pacific Island of Vanuatu. Photo: UNICEF/Gaelle Sevenier

Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam

The clean-up operation is continuing in Vanuatu following the cyclone that devastated the country earlier in the month.

The United Nations has launched an appeal for 30 million US dollars to support the Pacific island nation as it recovers from the disaster.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

Anuradha Kapoor. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown

Building violence free communities in India

Rural and urban communities in India are being told that violence against women is unacceptable.

Anuradha Kapoor, Director of Swayam, a women's rights organization based in Kolkata says that positive change is underway but that women need to speak out more on the issue.

Ms Kapoor was recently at the UN in New York.

Ana Carmo started by asking her how Swayam is contributing to the empowerment of women in India.

Event in Rajbiraj City, Nepal, to promote gender equality. Photo: UNFPA

Nepal men urged to end violence against women

Men in Nepal are being encouraged by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to play their role in ending violence against women.

Four hundred local people recently gathered in Rajbiraj City in Saptari district to participate in a theatre performance focusing on how to prevent violence against girls in school.

It was part of the UN's Orange campaign to promote gender equality.

Santosh Chhetri reports.

Presenter: Stephanie Coutrix
Production Assistant : Ana Carmo
Duration: 10'00″

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