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Detroit – water not flowing

by Francis Mead Motown = Motor City = famous artists = cars = shut-off water supplies = UN = human rights. Huh? Detroit combines all of the above. Two UN human rights reporters – officially they’re called “Special Rapporteurs” - visited the Michigan city recently,...

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UN Special Rapporteur visits Uruguay

By Mary Ferreira Montevideo, Uruguay - Covering the visit to Uruguay of the UN Special Rapporteur, Pablo de Greiff, led us to several places in Montevideo including the Supreme Court, the President’s office, and the Office of Human Rights. Pablo met with government...

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Empowering Women in Zimbabwe

by Mary Ferreira Rosemary Marimo is a woman with purpose. She began prospecting for gold in Musowe, Zimbabwe with her husband 20 years ago. Now, 60 years old, she has been running the business alone. I first met Rosemary when I visited Zimbabwe to produce a feature...

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Great Zimbabwe

by Mary Ferreira 3 December 2012 - After much flying time, we arrived in Zimbabwe to film a story on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. As part of the story, a workshop sponsored by UNDP, held in the town of Masvingo some 180 miles from Harare, was also...

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