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Madeleine's story
From life as a child soldier to her advocacy mission at the UN.
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2008 07:11 GMT
Madeleine's story offers an insight into the lives of former child soldiers

Diana Ferrero uncovers the story of a former child soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known only as Madeleine, who talks about her experience of war, and her rehabilitation.

People & Power follows her during her advocacy mission at the UN in New York, for the Comission on the Status of Women, and interviews Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN special representative for children and armed conflict.

The Rock and a Hard Place

Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in 1713
For Spanish people, working in Gibraltar, while living in Spain, has always been problematic because of Spain's and the UK's differences over its sovereignty.

Many Spanish workers from the city of La Linea, which borders Gibraltar, are dependent on The Rock's economy for jobs in an area with high rates of unemployment.

These workers have an unusual status, as both Spanish residents and migrant workers. And, although the politicians may now be talking, they feel that their leaders are not addressing their particular problems.

In this film, we consider the impact of political wrangling, contradiction, hypocrisy and inflexibility on the day-to-day lives of Spanish workers in Gibraltar.

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This episode of People & Power aired from Sunday, June 22, 2008


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