- an international call-in talk show hosted by Shaka Ssali. Shaka and his guests discuss topics of special interest to Africans, including politics, economic development, press freedom, health, social issues and conflict resolution.
is broadcast live every Wednesday from 1830-1930 UTC/GMT simultaneously on radio, television and the Internet.
On our December 4, 2013 program:
“Ending Sexual Violence Against Women"
United Nations started their 16 days of Activism to end violence against women and girls, from November 25th through December 10th. In his message
launching the occasion, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that, "Violence against women and girls directly affects individuals while harming our common humanity." The world body is urging leaders from around the globe to "mount a response that is proportionate to the violence threatening the lives of women and girls. “ Yet, some critics say the U.N. is silent on violence against women and girls, although gender is one of the eight goals of the current Millennium Development Goals framework, which reaches its deadline in 2015. Thus, advocates for women and children are calling for a stronger focus on gender-based inequalities and gender-based violence in future development goals that will address the drivers of conflict and violence to guarantee sustainable development worldwide.
Join us for this live, 60-minute television and radio call-in simulcast, when host Shaka Ssali and his guests take a closer look at what is being done to heal women and men affected by sexual violence as part of sustainable development on the African continent.
Zainab Hawa Bangura
Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict and United Nations Under-Secretary-General
Via Remote: VOA United Nations Bureau in New York, NY
Marie Claire Ghonda Mpanu Mpanu
Congolese Activist and Ndwenga Private Education Organization (ONEP) Board Member
Question of the Week:
What do think must be done in order to end violence against women on the African continent?
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and let us know what you think!
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