Women and the UN

The year 2015 saw the finalization of a climate agreement include gender mentions, plus the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; plus the annual 16 Days Against Gender Violence. Reports from UN Radio tell these stories and more.

Featured speakers/guests:

Hosts: Frieda Werden, Dianne Penn,
Guests: Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women; Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the head of the African Union Commission; demonstrators outside the Paris climate talks, including Titi Akosa, Nigerian lawyer and the director of the Centre for 21st Century Issues, and Lean Dyllan, gender non-conforming representative from the Women’s Major Group; Syrian Refugee teacher and pupil; Zeina Hilal from the Inter-Parliamentary Union; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women; UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon; Radhika Coomaraswamy, author of a report which aims to make UNSCR 1325 more effective; Yanar Mohammed, co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq.


Audio from UN Radio’s Gender Focus page; editing for WINGS, Frieda Werden.

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