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The main purpose of the Video of the Month is to provide a source of information and provide a perspective in another form than written text. It is also a way to show images from the real world where situations are displayed as they are. With videos information and perspectives becomes available in an alternative form, where pictures and audio provides the viewer with insights in the current situation for women in a particular location. To access a video is often easier and the combination with images can make it more real and understandable.

 

 

 

"This Is My Body" is a women's rights advocacy video created in response to the attacks on women's health and reproductive rights that have occurred throughout 2012. The video addresses those issues along with abortion, body image, cancer, fair pay, and a number of other important issues affecting women today.

Source: UN WOMEN
It was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict. While peace finally did come, the legacy of violence against women continues to haunt the country. Liberia is proactively addressing the issue on various fronts: a special court has been established and the number of women in the police force is being increased -- not least the result of more women in decision-making positions.

Source: Guradian
This video depicts how young Kenyan girls are fighting back against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Nancy is a Kenyan girl about to face a brutal passage to womanhood. Narrated by Angela Griffin. This video is one of a series of investigative documentaries about poverty, commissioned and editorially controlled by Guardian Films, produced in association with Christian Aid. Go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over for more details.

Source: UN WOMEN
This video depicts how women crossed political parties and ethnic groups to become a unified force. Dramatically under-represented in the political forum in their country, as a unified entity women paved the way for their political participation and voices to be heard. Their solidarity enabled their concerns regarding previously ignored issues, such as female inheritance and war crimes against women, to have a much needed forum.

The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC is an integral part of the African Economic Community.

Source: United Nations
In many traditional cultures, women aren't allowed to own or inherit property. Losing a husband through death or divorce can be a guarantee of poverty. But two women in Malawi have defied that fate. Here's their story.

Source: MDG3 Fund
Invest in Women - Do you see the opportunity? Yes I see the opportunity and I see results!
This video shows the opportunities for investing in women as well as examples of their results, achieved by the MDG3 Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Source: Unicef
Victims of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting (FGM/C), and activists, share their insights and personal stories from Africa and Europe. Together they make a compelling case for the abandonment of FGM/C. This UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre documentary is in support of the Innocenti report, "The Dynamics of Social Change. Towards the abandonment of Female Gential Mutilation/Cutting in five African countries".

Source: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger.

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