To take a closer look at the troubling issue of woman and AIDS, Martin Savidge talks with Nazneen Damji, Programme Manager of Gender Equality at the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Damji discusses the growth of AIDS among women and looks at the countries where women are most vulnerable to the virus.
Archive for November, 2009
Worldfocus producer Gizem Yarbil interviews Neil Grungras of ORAM, a not-for-profit organization providing legal assistance for refugees fleeing sexual or gender based violence. He describes the difficulties faced by gay, lesbian and transgender refugees who often flee persecution only to find continuing harassment while in transit.
Top stories from around the world brought to you by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Germany plans to have immigrants sign "integration contracts," Israel may be closer to securing the release of hostage Gilad Shalit; and political violence in the Philippines.
Watch the full show from Friday, November 20: world powers meet in Brussels and place new pressure on Iran; a growing movement in Bangladesh protects young girls from becoming child brides; and, sea turtles fight to survive in Costa Rica.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and James Rubin of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss President Barack Obama's trip to Asia and the focus of U.S.-China relations.
Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.
Delegates from the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China met in Brussels to turn up the heat on Iran. Tehran says its uranium enrichment program is for peaceful purposes, but other countries worry that it gives Iran the ability to make an atomic bomb. Trita Parsi joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the possibility of new sanctions.
Hoda Osman, a special correspondent for Worldfocus and an Egyptian-American, writes about the diplomatic crisis that followed a World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria on Saturday. She explains the intense emotions surrounding the sport and how the rivalry affects pan-Arab relations.
Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the case of Russian activist Eduard Limonov, who was picked up for participating in an “unsanctioned rally” in Moscow on October 31. Activists from the opposition Solidarity movement say they have uncovered a high-level police memo ordering officers to disrupt the protests.
One of the world's holiest cities is also one of the most divided. For more on Jerusalem's unique situation, Worldfocus spoke with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force for Palestine, a non-profit dedicated to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.