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she's been awarded. welcome to. it's good to have you with us we begin in the philippines where a comment by philippines president rajiv good to tell. us to look at the issue of domestic worker abuse in the country during a speech admitted to sexually assaulting his maid when he was a teenager the comment drew criticism from rights groups but you did we wanted to know what that meant for the nearly two million domestic workers employed in the country our correspondent and. this report. fifteen.
binns and that they. would not continue fair. well and you no longer none the lackey back that you mug muslims in avocados are lucky i mean yeah it but lovely luck with the lamb and then that's what we end up buying at the end that will knock some condos among the. high end this year my you really expand. domestic work is a default job for many filipinos but it can also be dangerous the president of the philippines even weighed in recently on the abuse or domestic help in what many saw as a shocking confession on what he did decades ago. yet all. yeah. yeah.
yeah. yeah yeah one for the being president rodrigo the character recently confessed to molesting his domestic worker as a teen he revealed a dirty little secret many domestic workers in the philippines are sexually assaulted by their employers. the police runs a union for domestic workers and was also shocked by the president's admission saw and often referred on the grease out of degrading. and thus will not just because workers have a low status. does that mean they can be treated this way where you are. but you would. never do that for the song says that while rape is the worst that can happen domestic workers faced sexual harassment on
a near daily. mail employer once groped her while she was changing a life. she did not complain thinking his wife would not believe her. care pretty as a lawyer who has been at the forefront of women's rights for over a decade sexual abuse. domestic workers here in different opinions is very prevalent unfortunately we do not have statistics on that. and this is probably because of the silence of the victim silence of the families because it happens in their families there is a law to protect the estimated one point nine million domestic workers in the philippines but activists say it's flawed domestic workers can be as young as fifteen and when people are too young to know their rights and fight back against abuse and violence like the kind lucy experienced over twenty years ago.
lucy endured a lifetime of shame and suffering she hopes that with the president's admission more domestic workers will break the silence on their past so that other women don't have to suffer. and joining us now from. a women's rights featured in that report clegg good to see you know we just heard in that report president should be confessing to sexual harassment what is the message that is sent out when the president confesses essentially to a crime but then gets away with it. yes well that's a huge problem because you absolutely need night or. because the harassment it can be called sexual assault it can be considered even rape here in the philippines and courts in italy. in fact bragging about
it so. that's who i or. who. are working on i repeat this for more than twenty five years. so what i see that he is not helping out of work. in fact encourages that he or even seconds off and that should not be happening and if you set the precedent i would say that you know other countries there would have been a call for. such an act of a president of the same however. the problem. why do you even lack that is. needed here in the morning so i would say that a long way to go in terms of. getting things by and for having compassion
and compassion you can survivor. and. and actually. as effectively prosecuting these cases you speak about prosecuting really you speak about prosecuting rip. action against us but there is a law against sexual harassment laws that protect the best of what has. all these not working. probably you know if asked and now he's gotten even while we were all on. the floor. and in the end well in the passage you know i think that. you know that they. weren't theories but there's a huge sexist it happens.
off the serious whether it's prosecutor is nice but i made it up and. so we have this miss out by the prosecutor being investigated thirty years we have a quick vote. regardless of. women's rights. speaking to us from manila thank you very much for your time. i do the speak chinese state media released a video but the shoring jailed we good musician up to break it alive after reports that he died in custody that video has triggered a massive response and social media need to we go other weaker families are demanding the chinese authorities relieve release proof of life videos for their relatives they allege are detained in tun meant camps this posted by a woman from istanbul she's calling on the chinese government to scholz that her
father is alive and well and to release him immediately and this student who posted his photo with an area family members he says other than my parents i have accused eleven of my relatives detained in concentration camps prove that they are still alive and here are a picture of his missing family student mohammad the author of i would love. where is my moment two brothers are they alive or killed me too we. and you can head across to your page to watch that original story about a brave her youth and also a hero why another weaker singa thinks he's been falsely imprisoned please also free feel free to tell us what you think in the comments section we're now to another story another picture you see behind me is one of the most iconic wall for jewels of all time taken during the vietnam war it told of the suffering of ordinary villagers the little girl pictured in this photo has been announced the
winner of germany's distant peace prize the doctor's going to kettle's met peace activist kim folk fanti in jason. this is to say that kumble to be leaving c.p. and of such a thing that this team was a word. with so much meaning behind it can focus famous for being the subject of a photograph. a photograph of such power that it galvanized public opinion around the world about the war in vietnam and helped change the course of history. a voice. oh boy totally to look my peers cheer alone my mouth my i guess my body is the worst moment of human mean as
a little girl i felt so embarrassed why i was make it and my brothers make has ng was close on. i just do right there and i turned my head and i saw fall bombs landing that that. fire was everywhere and the fire actually burned my clothes off. congress nine you know and i remember i thought oh my goodness i got worse so i would be out early and so people always see me a different way of course that moment that picture that day to my life whatever. now i know i have
a piece joe i am not. feeling embarrassed like before. but is not much to do until the moment when i have a child i love my boy there but when these children suffer like that little go. is me and so from that point is that really touch me and that picture became so powerful good for me. if everyone can learn to live with love with hope and forgiveness absolutely we don't need to walk. if that little girl in that picture can do it so everyone can do it to.
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mismanagement isn't limited to south africa as several other african countries find themselves on a new e.u. blacklist of the world's most corrupt countries. this is business africa. as well thousands of south africans have been taking part in strikes and demonstrations to protest the country's high unemployment and what they consider government inaction to fight it the congress of south african trade unions called its members the strike which increases the pressure on government the government of cyril ramaphosa as the country gears up for general elections in may south africa has a near record twenty seven percent of unemployment was the month with the mining sector in particular shedding jobs in recent years. from girl is in cape town to enjoy joins us now alice are these strikes just about high unemployment or against the government.