United Nations Radio: NGO uses media to raise awareness on social issues

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world.

International Women's Day in the ILO

Mallika Dutt

A human rights organization called Breakthrough uses media, art and culture to raise awareness of different social justice issues and to engage the larger community in helping solve them. According to Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough’s Executive Director, television, radio, print and video games are just some of the media Breakthrough uses in creative ways to educate the wider public.

Prosecuting sexual crimes in Sierra Leone

International Women's Day in the ILO

Special Court for Sierra Leone

The Special Court for Sierra Leone, set up jointly by the Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations, is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since 30 November 1996. Brenda Hollis is the Prosecutor of the Special Court.

What is working for working women?

International Women's Day in the ILO

International Women’s Day in the ILO

All women are working women. So said ILO, the International Labour Organization, at a panel discussion on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8th. The topic was progress since the landmark 4th World Conference on Women, which took place in Beijing in 1995 and decided on a global platform for action to bring about progress in the areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

As broadcast Producer: Gerry Adams
Duration: 14:00 Production Assistant: Sandra Guy

14 minute podcast (upper right) discussing women’s rights and how it is being addressed. Virgin Records aids in breakthrough video about sexual slavery.

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