In this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast, Dianne Penn speaks with Tonderai Chikuhwa from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, about the estimated 40,000 pregnant Rohingya women in Cox's Bazar refugee camps, many of whom allegedly were raped by Myanmar security forces and allied militias.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, is not afraid of a fight. As a young woman she joined the movement to protect her mountain homeland in the Philippines from major dam and logging projects.
But now Ms. Tauli-Corpuz finds herself on the frontline of a new battle, as she told Dianne Penn in this latest episode of the UN Gender Focus podcast.
Pushing back against fear and rumour is a “continuous effort" on the part of individuals and groups who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex, according to one leading activist in the Caribbean region, where discrimination continues to be rife.