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Gender Parity Goals
Ending violence and discrimination against women, putting a stop to child marriage and female genital mutilation, ensuring women are given equal opportunities to become leaders and decision makers in political, economic and public life—these are just some of the targets for gender parity within the Sustainable Development Goals.
We’ve come some way to improving the situation for women and yet the World Economic Forum estimates it will take until 2133 for the gender gap to be completely closed. As Women's History Month wraps up, "Global 3000" takes a look at the situation of women around the world.
- Violence against Women: Far too common in Guatemala
According to official figures, there are 10,000 rapes in Guatemala every year, but the true number is likely far higher. Many of the victims are girls between the ages of 10 and 18. Women were systematically raped during the country's 36 year civil war from 1960 to 1996. And women still suffer from men's attitude toward them.
Macho behavior is completely acceptable and it’s fine to discriminate and abuse women - that's the attitude fathers pass down to their sons. At the age of 16 Maria Elsa fell in love and moved in with her boyfriend. But he changed completely, keeping her locked up, beating her and raping her multiple times a day. He continued abusing her even after she became pregnant. It was only when her father found out that he came and rescued her. Now she lives with her parents. The father of her child doesn't even pay alimony.
- India: Young Men Help Tackle Violence against Women
In December 2012, six men attacked and viciously raped a 23-year-old female university student in New Delhi in a bus and then threw her from the vehicle. In 2015, six men raped a 70-year-old nun. An estimated almost 2 million women are murdered every year in India.
Violence against women is part of everyday life in India. In response the state is trying to do more to protect women. An organization in the city of Pune is taking a different approach. It’s targeting young men, educating them in workshops about misogynist attitudes and forms of behavior. Leaders of the initiative are trying to win over young men for gender equality. And it's working.
- Uganda: NewsRap for the Younger Generation
MC Loy may only be 14 years old, but Uganda's youngest female rapper is a already a star on television. MC Loy, whose real name is Zoe Kabuye, raps the news on the broadcaster NTV.
Her musical messages are aimed above all at the Facebook generation and everyone who would rather listen to music than watch the news. Her lyrics deal with the main problems in Uganda, including poor education and corruption. Some day she wants to become Uganda's president, and she's shared that wish with the current office holder in a text message.
- German Women Facing Conflicting Demands
There’s a lot of pressure on today’s women to have super careers while at the same time being super sexy super moms. But how high is the price for those who attempt it? Maren Hartmann is a professor who's married with three children. She's got a great career and yet she's still harried by all the demands that are placed on modern women's time.
Maren Hartmann is married. Her husband, also a professor, works at the University of Copenhagen and has to spend three days a week away from home. So how does she see today's woman? And how does he? What role does feminism play today? Have "women's issues" been solved? She says not at all. German universities, they say, are not very friendly toward working mothers. And for that reason alone there's lots that needs to be discussed between the sexes in modern society.
- Women's Radio in Ramallah
If you watch TV, listen to the radio or read newspapers in Palestine, you'll get a male-centric view of the world. Women are usually depicted as passive and weak, as ancillary figures, students or housewives, but rarely as leaders and experts. Maysoun Odeh Gangat wants to change that, and the Schwab Foundation has honored her as a social entrepreneur.
Maysoun Odeh Gangat thinks that if the media can maintain stereotypes, they can also break them down. In 2010 she started the women's radio station Nisaa FM. She uses the broadcaster to discuss taboos, criticize traditional roles for women and depict women as active participants in Arab society. The station reaches ten percent of the Palestinian population, and half of the listeners are men. The aim of the Gangat's work is to bring people together, not drive them apart.
- Global Living Rooms: Belgrade
We visit Nataša Topalovic from Serbia. She lives together with her husband and three kids in New Belgrade. She uses part of her living room as a craft space, where she paints and creates fondant figures.
"Global 3000" takes a look at the situation of women around the world.
A skin fungus dries out until the hearts of Darwin's frogs until they cease to beat.
The group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently documents the horrors of life for the people subjected to the Islamic State's rule.
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Doctors and paramedics helping to save lives in war zones are risking their own. From the Syrian-Israeli border to El Salvador.
People in the slums of Accra have limited educational opportunities. A Ghanaian woman is helping street kids to go to school. And an agency in Johannesburg is encouraging qualified Africans to return to the continent.
The so-called Islamic State (IS) is all but defeated in Iraq. That's the good news. The bad news is that the terrorist group and the battle to drive it out have caused widespread damage. In Mosul whole districts have been reduced to rubble.
Carl Safina, the world-renowned ecologist, author and expert on animal consciousness, reveals that we’re discovering many non-human minds are far more similar to ours than previously thought.KCET Original
Throughout its history, the natural beauty of California has inspired artists from around the world. Today, as artists continue to engage with California’s environment, they echo and critique earlier art practices that represent nature in California.KCET Original
There's a persisting assumption in contemporary art circles that you can't be a good artist and good mother both. These fou artists are working to shatter this cliché, juggling demands of career and family and finding ways to explore the maternal.KCET Original
The award-winning journalist Amy Goodman speaks about the increased threats to freedom of the press and the crucial importance of truly independent media to hold those in power accountable.KCET Original
In Karachi, an illustrator, a graffiti artist, a video artist and an underground rap group defiantly persist in reclaiming their city despite the ongoing terror.KCET Original
Off the coast of West Africa, George heads to a remote volcanic island where a river of molten lava is engulfing a mountain village.
Julio helps Alicia to uncover the truth about his father's last day.
Deep in the Amazon, George is determined to retrace Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary expedition and witness first-hand how deforestation and climate change are affecting one of the earth’s most critical ecosystems.