This edition: A New Vision for Russia; Saving Noor: Women's Rights in Iraq
Original tape date: May 16, 2012.
First aired: May 3, 2012.
A New Vision For Russia
If you can’t get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn’t just an inconvenience – it’s a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them all the more determined to bring about change.
Saving Noor: Women's Rights In Iraq
Iraq’s elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation’s most vulnerable citizens: women and children. Amid this turmoil, many courageous Iraqis are striving to protect their human rights.