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Around the world there are more than 700 million women who were married before their 18th birthday. Photo: UNICEF

Governments need to openly criticise the practice of child marriage

"Governments need to openly criticise the practice of child marriage" according to experts attending a meeting at the United Nations.

Around the world there are more than 700 million women who were married before their 18th birthday.

The UN Children's Fund, UNICEF says that is a fundamental violation of their human rights.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

Women sorting and weighing catch in a amall-scale fishing community. FAO/J. VILLAMORA

Women benefit from sustainable fishing guidelines

Women who fish for a living are to benefit from new UN guidelines on sustainable fishing.

Worldwide, women play a key role in the small-scale fisheries and in some developing countries make up the majority of the work force.

The guidelines launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are aimed at promoting food security and poverty eradication.

Daniel Dickinson has been talking to Brave Rona Ndisale, Deputy Director in the Social Protection Division at FAO.

Coffee beans. Photo: FAO (file)

Women's coffee-growing film is no run-of-the-mill business

The remarkable story of women transforming their lives by building a coffee company from scratch is the subject of a film by producer Lesley Chilcott.

Some of Ms Chilcott's previous documentaries include "an Inconvenient Truth" and "Waiting For Superman".

The producer's new film charts how women from a remote village in Costa Rica almost saw their project derailed by what she calls "South American machismo."

She also admits to not having known much about coffee.

While in Geneva, she explained to Daniel Johnson how the now-successful Asomobi co-operative has inspired women around the world.

Presenter: Ana Carmo
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

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