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Empowering Women in Zimbabwe

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by Mary Ferreira Rosemary Marimo is a woman with purpose. She began prospecting for gold in Musowe, Zimbabwe with her husband 20 years ago. Now, 60 years old, she has been running the business alone. I first met Rosemary when I visited Zimbabwe to produce a feature story on gender equality and women’s empowerment for [...]

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Senegal: Beyond Tradition

By Mary Ferreira Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, or genital cutting is an age-old custom that’s still practiced in many countries. It’s a custom that affects some 140 million women and girls worldwide. In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, a film crew from UNTV traveled to Senegal in West Africa to produce a [...]

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Reducing Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh

by Mary Ferreira After filming the story on sexual harassment, the team captured material for an additional piece on United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 – reducing maternal mortality. Bangladesh has had significant success in lowering the rate of deaths during childbirth, particularly in urban slums. BRAC, or the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, with [...]

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India: Forgotten Women

by Mary Ferreira We visited India to film a few stories for UN Television at the end of 2010.  One of the pieces dealt with the plight of widows in the Holy City of Vrindavan where most widows settle, waiting to die. It was indeed heart wrenching to see how some widows struggle to survive [...]

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