Women’s rights topped the agenda at the most recent World Economic Forum of 2013. Even former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown acknowledged and blogged about women’s empowerment being the hot topic of day.
In light of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Hannah Smithson investigates the global issue of maternal health and rising teenage pregnancy rates around the world. Speaking to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), we find out how providing access to family planning clinics and resources to improve maternal health is one of their top priorities of the Millenium Development Goals for 2015.
Hannah Smithson visits a teenage mothers programme at a unique foundation in Colombia to see how developing countries are dealing with the issue. Find out why Colombia in particular is being held up by UNFPA as an example of best practice for the rest of the world.
Watch “Colombia’s Big Daddy” to see how one man, Leon, is single handedly working to empower women in a traditionally macho culture.