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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...

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Senegal: Beyond Tradition

By Mary Ferreira Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, or genital cutting is an age-old custom that’s still practiced in many countries. It’s a custom that affects some 140 million women and girls worldwide. In partnership...

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India: Forgotten Women

by Mary Ferreira We visited India to film a few stories for UN Television at the end of 2010.  One of the pieces dealt with the plight of widows in the Holy City of Vrindavan where most widows settle, waiting to die. It was...

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