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Three out of five children in Afghanistan are orphans. Jane Mills meets an Afghan refugee who is determined to help them.
Educating women is the key to eradicating poverty and hunger, said Catherine Bertini, Executive Director of the UN's World Food Programme and Under-Secretary General of the UN. It would break the vicious circle of malnourished and mal-educated women giving birth to malnourished children.
Good governance starts with individuals, discovers Paul Williams.
Verwoerd is one of the names most associated with apartheid. William Smook discovers that Wilhelm and Melanie Verwoerd break all the stereotypes.
Women from around the world light a candle to launch a peace initiative with a difference. Mary Lean joined them in the mountain village of Caux, Switzerland.
Louise Diamond, Director of Peace Works, Washington DC, gives her impressions of the conference:
In every sphere of life, it seems, women are expected to play a support role, assisting men to occupy more effectively the centre stage.
I was not alone in my hurt. The world hurt with me. I withdrew the feminine essence and found myself in a hard, hurting world, filled to the brim with violence and an unending onslaught of barbarism.
As the South Commission launches its report in Caracas, Ailsa Hamilton meets a Tanzanian Cabinet Minister who believes in speaking her mind.
'If it were not for Margit Borg Sundman, I would be dead today.'