My stolen childhood: understanding the trokosi system - BBC Africa Eye documentary

BBC News Africa

The cursed twins: In this Madagascan town, twins are abandoned at birth because they're thought to be curses on their families. This Unreported World classic first aired in May 2014, when Kiki King went to the island to find out more. Subscribe to our channel for more Unreported World episodes This Unreported World episode was first aired on Channel 4 on 09 05 2014. When Kati Pohler was three days old she was left at a market in China. She was later adopted by an American family. When she was 20, Kati discovered her birth parents had left her a note, and that every year on the same day, they waited for her on a famous bridge in Hangzhou. Filmed and directed by Changfu Chang. Subscribe Now: Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women. Umoja, which means "unity" in Swahili, is quite literally a no man's land, and the matriarchal refuge is now home to the Samburu women who no longer want to suffer abuses, like genital mutilation and forced marriages, at the hands of men. Throughout the years, it has also empowered other women in the districts surrounding Samburu to start their own men-excluding villages. Broadly visited Umoja and the villages it inspired to meet with the women who were fed up with living in a violent patriarchy. WATCH NEXT: Egg Freezing, Career Women, & the Future of Fertility - The Abortion Pill - Searching for the Last Lesbian Bars in America - Kate Nash on Feminism & the Female Wayne's World: Who's Afraid of Vagina Art? Spain's Sex Supermarket - The Power Suit: Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood: Virginie Despentes on Killing Rapists: Come find us: Broadly Facebook Twitter Tumblr Instagram Pinterest Newsletter.

This film tells the story of Bill Cosby's rise to fame, fall from grace, and the allegations concerning the rape and assault charges. Check out our new website for more incredible documentaries: HD and ad-free. Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children tells the story of three children trying to survive in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, a country which was once the jewel of Africa but where the infrastructure is now in terminal collapse. Grace, Esther and Obert show us how they not only struggle to put food in their mouths but also desperately seek the money they need to pay next term's school fees. Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? Click here: Follow us on Twitter for more - Facebook - Instagram - @realstoriesdocs Content licensed from True Vision. Any queries, please contact us at: [email protected] Produced by True Vision.

In a pretty Cotswold village, a mystery has been puzzling residents for decades. Following the death of local Boy Scout Karl Smith in 1947, mysterious gifts and messages began appearing on his grave in Prestbury. Despite his sister Ann Kear's best efforts, the identity of the visitor has never been revealed. Journalist Camila Ruz joins Ann on her quest to track down the stranger who has been visiting her brother's grave for up to 70 years. #Mystery #Documentary #BBCStories. What Price Bride Price? Bride Price or lobola is both a cherished but highly controversial culture practised throughout Africa. It is the price paid in cows or money by the groom to the parents of the bride. This inspirational documentary tackles important side effects of bride wealth, namely child marriages, domestic violence and poverty. It features a cross-section of survivors of domestic violence, judges, community leaders, policy makers and rights activists. The makers believe there are various aspects of the practice of bride price that violate the Constitution of Uganda as well as binding International Human Rights laws. We take the viewer into the lives of ordinary Ugandans as they share their experience on dowry. This enlightening documentary also provides a wealth of information on the practice of Bride Price in different cultures in Uganda. -ENDS- For more information contact: Idah Leah Nabunnya - [email protected] org Website: mifumi. org Notes for Journalists Editors MIFUMI Brief Organizational Profile MIFUMI is a developmental NGO and women's rights organization. The organization has worked for over ten years to reduce the burden of poverty; addressing issues that hinder development by initiating developmental projects. MIFUMI particularly protects women and children experiencing domestic violence and bride price related violations. MIFUMI's position on various issues around the practice of bride price is as follows: 1. Bride price should not form an essential ingredient of marriage, it should be non-obligatory 2. Bride price should not be refunded when a relationship breaks down. In 2015, MIFUMI's appeal case in the Supreme Court finally bore fruits; the demand for refund of bride price upon dissolution of a customary marriage was declared unconstitutional thus putting an end to a practice that tied women in loveless and violent unions. 3. At the death of a woman, before the payment completed payment of bride price, burial should not be prevented and bride price should not be demanded. (MIFUMI has successfully embedded this into the Tororo district level policy through the Bridal Gifts Ordinance).

610 719 Imetazamwa mara