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Women seen as key to reversing global ageing population

Women may hold the key to reversing the trend of the world's rapidly ageing workforce, according to the International Labour Organization. The share of older workers aged 55 or above in the global workforce has increased by around 4 per cent over the past quarter of a century. The UN agency says employing more women will not only help to reduce unemployment and bring down the average age of workers but will also be economically beneficial. Carla Drysdale reports.

Radio listener clubs set up in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Radio listener clubs in South Sudan are helping women to have their voice heard on issues that matter to them. The UN cultural agency (UNESCO) has teamed up with a South Sudanese association and a local radio station to give women a platform to discuss challenges such as girls' education and access to clean water. The clubs are based in the towns of Rumbek and Wau. Sarah James Ajith, Chairperson of the South Sudan Women's General Association spoke with Sworo Charles Elisha about the benefits these clubs bring.

Zimbabwean men learning they are not the only breadwinners

Men in Zimbabwe are learning that women can be family breadwinners. UN Photo.

Men in Zimbabwe are learning that women can be family breadwinners; that's according to a community-based organization working on gender issues in the southern African country. The Zubo Trust is encouraging women to break with tradition and take on jobs, many of which have typically been considered reserved for men. Abbigail Muleya works for the organization which is based in Binga district on Lake Kariba in north-western Zimbabwe. I began by asking her about the main mission of the Trust.

Presenter: Daniel Dickinson
Duration: 10'00"

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