UN Gender Year in Review 2015

Police Unit from Bangladesh. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

UN marks 15 years since landmark resolution on women, peace and security

Fifteen years after the adoption of a ground-breaking resolution focused on the link between gender equality and international peace and security, the world gathered in October to take stock of progress made in this critical area. More than 100 countries participated in the UN Security Council meeting. Dianne Penn brought us the story.

Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Women bear the brunt of terror

Terrorism was a major story in many places around the world in 2015. The terrorist group ISIL gained ground across the Middle East and carried out attacks against civilians with alarming frequency. As Matthew Wells reported for us in October, at a briefing at UN headquarters on ISIL, the testimony from one young Yazidi victim who had been sold into slavery and then raped was particularly chilling.

Nigerian artist Nneka performing at the World Bank Headquarters. Photo: World Bank

Singers use music to shine light on women's rights

Throughout 2015 we carried several stories about the need to preserve and promote women's rights around the world. In November, Ana Carmo brought us the unique story of Nigerian singer Nneka, and MzVee from Ghana who use music to shine a light on women’s rights. Ana Carmo reports.

Presenter: Veronica Reeves
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″

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