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Malaysia wakes up to child abuse
Everywoman looks at the wall of silence surrounding the crime.
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2008 10:52 GMT

Dr Farah Nini Duski talks to Everywoman about child
abuse in Malaysia

The sexual abuse of young children is one of those crimes that causes immediate outrage and condemnation. Yet despite this month marking the 18th anniversary of the convention of the rights of the child, there is still a wall of silence surrounding the crime in many parts of the world. Malaysia is one nation waking up to the horrific reality of child abuse, after the rape and murder of a nine year old girl.
 
This week Shiulie Ghosh is joined by Dr Farah Nini Dusuki, an advisor to Unicef and the vice president of the Malaysian Association of Child Protection. She talks to Everywoman about the scale of child abuse in Malaysia and explains why is it so difficult getting people to talk about and confront the problem of child sex abuse.

Gao Yao-Jie is China's number one AidS
awareness campaigner

The Everywoman interview – Aids activist Dr Gao


Eighty-year-old Gao Yao-Jie is a retired gynaecologist and China's number one Aids awareness campaigner. She has long been a thorn in the side of the Chinese government, exposing the suffering of infected, poverty-stricken villagers and forcing the authorities into providing adequate health care. 

 

Gao has spoken out publicly about the greed and incompetence which led to thousands becoming HIV-positive through tainted blood donations. She was put under house arrest by the Chinese government but was recently allowed to travel to the US to accept a human rights award.
 

Looking for love in L.A.


Young single Muslims are taking part in a
dating service offered at a mosque in L.A.
When you are a young Muslim living in the US, but trying to stay true to your principles, meeting your perfect match is a challenge.

 

The western practice of dating is clearly out, and according to Islamic tradition, a Muslim can only marry another Muslim. But help is at hand.

 

Everywoman visited a mosque in California where they offer a dating service and met two singles taking part, Samiah and Syed. 


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This episode of Everywoman aired from  Friday November 16, 2007.
 


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