Julie Candler, Razia Iqbal, Carly Maqsoud discussed on WBEZ Chicago Programming


Today and a high of 63 patchy fog overnight with a low of 35. It's 50 degrees in Pilsen, 49 South Shore and 49 degrees in Racine. This is 91.5 FM w be easy. BBC News with Julie Candler. Oprah Winfrey has said it wasn't Queen Elizabeth or the Duke of Edinburgh, who asked Prince Harry about the color of his son skin. There's been speculation about who might have made the inquiry. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and his wife, Megan, said concern has been expressed by a member of the royal family. The U. S judge has delayed the start of the jury selection in connection with one of the most significant police trials in U. S history over the killing of George Floyd last May in Minneapolis. The jury selection will now begin on Tuesday for the trial of Derek Children. Senegal's opposition leader was meant Sankoh, whose being in detention since Wednesday, has been charged with rape and released on bail, Several 100 of his supporters scuffled with security forces at the courthouse. The International Criminal Court has issued its highest ever reparation order, saying the child soldiers and rape victims of a convicted Congo, Lee's militia leader should have access to a total of $30 million. The money's for vocational programs for victims. Media watchdog in Afghanistan says more than 300 women, journalists and media workers have left their jobs due to security threats in the past six months. The figures represent almost 1/5 of the female workforce in the Afghan media. Member of Germany's federal parliament, has resigned after it emerged his company had profited from substantial commissions linked to the purchase of coronavirus face masks. Nicholas Global, had already resigned them resigned from Chancellor Merkel's party over the scandal. But astronomers have analyzed the most distant source of radio waves ever discovered. The source is something scientists call a radio loud quasar on extremely bright object, which has powerful jets emitting at radio wavelengths. Researchers say its light has taken 13 billion years to reach Earth. ABC News Welcome back to news. I will talk about that. Oprah Winfrey Interview with Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shortly first, though somewhat depressing news on International Women's Day. UNICEF That's the U. N agency responsible for giving humanitarian and development aid to Children has issued a warning. The fall out from the pandemic on various Frances putting the most vulnerable girls at increased risk of child marriage. Non Carly Maksoud is a senior adviser for the prevention off harmful practices at UNICEF. It's not one year from the time that caused it started, and we've been trying to understand the impact off garbage on the world in general, and now we have even more refined data specifically on girls. We've seen that as girls out of school. The longer this thing out of school, the less the chance they have of going back to school. We're seeing girls being isolated from protective services that would protect them from being married and was seen girls being isolated from their friends, which impacts on their mental health. So we're very clear today that there's a particularly negative impact on young girls as a result off of it. And you you're saying that an additional 10 million girls and now at risk of being married off as Children by the year 2030. Why is it so important? In your view for girls not to be married as Children? President for most is a human rights violation that threatens their lives and their future. The practice off child marriage and very interesting that we're having this conversation today is that it's rooted in gender inequality and power imbalance is for both men and women. Child marriages, intrigue detrimental to our girls will be girls were married earlier, more likely to be out of school. More likely to have health problems on Bmore likely to have an early an unwanted pregnancy, which impacts on their mortality rates. And are there any countries that are particularly hard hit by this prediction that you're making So the prediction that we're making is a global figures so we don't have today. Specific numbers for countries. However, here's what we know before Covet. India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Ethiopia in Brazil What countries that were covering with them were carrying the heaviest virgins off child marriage. And as a result of coffee there, probably even more within those countries. And is it your view that this can be prevented and avoided in some way? How absolutely. We have evidence today. We know that if, for example, all Children in particular girls stay in school is a huge protective factor for them. We know about the impact of Cove it even before Cole did. We know that poverty impacted on households resulting in this negative coping mechanism. So if we address poverty and households, that would be something that definitely contribute towards the reduction of child marriage, and we've seen it in India, large cash transfer programs that are able to reduce that pressure on households. And finally, we need to ensure that we girls are able to access services, not just education, but sexually productive health service. Early child marriage Sorry. Early pregnancies are a huge driver off child marriage and his girls have the right access to services. They will be prevented from getting into these marriages. And that was the name Carly Maqsoud off the U. N. Children's agency, UNICEF. You're listening to news out from the BBC home, Razia Iqbal. It's never a mistake to quote Tolstoy. Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family Is unhappy in its own way. The opening sentence off his great novel, Anna Coren, Anna, of course, and I quote it in relation today to the revelations, made in a high profile interview. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Harry and Meghan, of course, have given to Oprah Winfrey. The full interview was aired on CBS on Sunday evening. And these extracts that you're here Have been made available to us, courtesy of Harpo Productions at the heart of what the couple revealed was their pain and unhappiness within the royal family. Harry, of course, born into it on Meghan, the outsider who married into it as the first person of color to do so. Let's hear first from Meghan, who said they had been concerns about At the time of her unborn child skin color In those months when I was pregnant all around this same time, so we have in tandem. The conversation of he won't be given security. Not gonna be given a title and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born. What? And you're not going to tell me who had the conversation. I think that would be very damaging to them. And on the issue of her mental health. Oprah Winfrey asked Megan if she'd experienced suicidal thoughts. So were you. Thinking of harming yourself. Where you having suicidal thoughts? Yes, This was very, very clear. Wow. Very clear and very scary. And you know, I didn't know who to even Turned to in that it was like these are the thoughts that I'm having in the middle of the night that are very clear. And I'm scared because this is very real. This isn't some abstract idea..

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