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Women and the UN in 2015

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Women got language they sought into the Paris climate agreement; pressed for more followthrough on the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security; and marked the annual 16 Days Against Gender Violence. Selected reporting from UN Radio's Gender Focus pages tells these stories and more.

Featured Speakers: 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. 

Credits: Audio from UN Radio's Gender Focus page; editing for WINGS, Frieda Werden


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