Engaging Traditional and Religious Leaders to End Child Marriage and FGM

UN Women works with traditional and religious leaders across Africa to eliminate harmful practices and bring about change. Together with the Council of Traditional Leaders in Africa (COTLA/CONATA), we are building momentum for a continent-wide commitment to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2018/11/feature-…

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Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Producer: UNTV, UN Women; Date of Release: July 2011

Claiming Property and Inheritance Rights for HIV-affected Women - Zimbabwe

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

As a woman with deteriorating health due to HIV, Phillipa Marisa, 60, used to agonize over the legacy that she would leave her children. Since her husband's death from AIDS she had become dispossessed from her property in Hopley Farm, Harare and had fierce arguments with her in-laws. Yet she found support and solace in a programme that connects HIV-affected women with their property and inheritance rights, and with each other. Supported by UN Women, the organization Women and Law in…

Interview with Kenyan HIV caregiver and activist Violet Shivutse

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Violet Shivutse, a caregiver and founder of Shibuye Community Health Workers in Kenya, was one of eight speakers on a UN Women panel at the XIX International AIDS Conference, held from 22 to 27 July in Washington D.C. Shivutse says the HIV epidemic revealed women's power -- it literally woke them up -- and now women living with HIV and in AIDS-affected communities are at the forefront of change in their societies. Attending the International AIDS Conference for the first time as a co-…

South Africa: From Victim to Victor

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk. Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. We travel to South Africa to meet several survivors, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination.Produced by UNTV for UN Women.

Marcella Samba Sesay: Effective political participation needed in run-up to Sierra Leone Elections

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Marcella Samba Sesay, Head of Programmes of the Campaign for Good Governance, Head of Programmes, spoke with UN Women in Sierra Leone on 18 June 2012 about the national elections scheduled for November 2012. She cautions that growing levels of violence in Sierra Leone do not augur well for the election and post-election periods and says efforts to prevent that violence and to increase effective political participation are necessary. Because young girls and their concerns often get lost in…

Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre - Nigeria (UN Trust Fund grantee)

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

One third of Nigerian women have experienced violence in the family. Furthermore, forced sex and the inability to negotiate condom use due to fear of violence place women under a high risk of HIV infection and consequent stigmatization in their communities. CIRDDOC breaks new ground in halting violence and the spread of HIV by developing community mechanisms such as Anti-Violence Committees headed by men, including traditional leaders, to advocate for changed mindsets of men in gender…

Recognising the Contribution of Rural Women

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

This video from UN Women South Africa outlines some of the hardships, and daily victories, of rural women. It also details the crucial role the Rural Women's Movement plays, with UN Women's support, in working to change the lives of the rural women of KwaZulu-Natal.

UN in Action - South Africa: From Victim to Victor

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

In South Africa—a country often referred to as the murder and rape capital of the world—one group of women are especially at risk. Lesbians are increasingly the targets of a particularly heinous crime: "curative" or "corrective" rape, which perpetrators believe will change their sexual orientation. We travel to South Africa to meet several survivors, who are speaking out to confront sexual violence and discrimination.This UN in Action version of "South Africa: From…

Raising Voices - Uganda (UN Trust Fund grantee, 14th funding cycle)

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

SASA! (Start, Awareness, Support, Action) is a ground-breaking, internationally-recognized model of community-mobilization to stop violence against women and the spread of HIV. Engaging all actors in the community -- women, men, cultural and religious leaders, local officials, police, health-care providers -- SASA! fosters critical reflection on gender and power and instigates local-level activism. Raising Voices replicates SASA! to advance the implementation of laws and policies in Uganda…

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women: Action Aid Liberia

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rape and other forms of violence were widely used as weapons of war during Liberia's 15-year civil conflict. Violence was embedded in traditional norms and behaviour acquired during the war, and it continues to cast a long shadow over the lives of women and girls. With support from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, Action Aid Liberia is implementing a project Liberia's south-eastern counties to address violence and HIV. The twin pandemics are rampant in these largely…

International Association of Women Judges - Zambia (UN Trust Fund grantee)

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

In Zambia, magistrates and judges lack knowledge of their obligations under national and international law and women are largely unaware of their rights with very limited ability to access justice. In order to break barriers that prevent women's access to justice, IAWJ develops "feedback loops" that document and track the responsiveness and accessibility of courts for women and enhance dialogue between women and the judiciary.

A Considerable Difference: Women and Representation in Southern Sudan

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

After more than 20 years of civil war and a long struggle for independence, South Sudan officially became Africa's 54th nation on 9 July 2011. In the making of the nation, women played a significant role in achieving independence—making their voices heard, particularly in the political arena. (Producer: UN Women; Date of Release: July 2011)

Aiziza Mint Kadra: Ancienne adjointe au maire de la ville de Tombouctou

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

L'ancienne adjointe au maire de la ville de Tombouctou a assisté à la conférence de la Conférence de haut niveau sur le leadership des femmes dans le Sahel.

Thuthuzela Care Centres in South Africa

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Thuthuzela means 'comfort' in the Xhosa language. The Thuthuzela Care Centres are 'one-stop shops' designed to address the needs of sexual assault survivors. The centres provide emergency medical care, crisis counseling, police investigation and court preparation in an integrated and survivor-friendly manner. Produced by UNTV for UN Women. Producer: Gill FicklingWriter, editor and narrator: Hema ParmarRead More:…