19/08/2009

Personal stories behind the news from all over the world. With George Arney.

On today's programme: Women's rights in Afghanistan; Hopi farming family; Aid worker in South Ossetia.

Afghan women
On the eve of the Presidential election in Afghanistan, the BBC's Jane Corbin examines the situation for women there - we hear from the girl sold into sexual slavery by her husband and the businesswoman who stood up to the Taliban.

Farming families in the United States
In part two of our series examining the lives of farming families in North America, we meet the Pecusa family who farm 20 acres of high desert land on the Hopi Native American reservation in north east Arizona.

Celebrating the world's aid workers
The United Nations is marking the first ever 'Humanitarian Day' and our reporter Imogen Foulkes takes us on a tour of the dying villages of South Ossetia in the company of Red Cross nurse Joyce Hood.

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Wed 19 Aug 2009 12:32 GMT
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