News on Human rights

10 November 2013
News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Too Young to Wed photo exhibition travelled to Denmark where it opened at the University of Copenhagen on November 5 in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, among many... Read more
28 September 2013
News
NEW YORK CITY – “One of the key indicators of inequality is maternal mortality. Every single day 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications”, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark told a 60,000... Read more
18 October 2013
News
The Government of Italy, UNFPA and UNICEF are organizing an International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) in Rome from 21-25 October, 2013. The conference, held in the context of the UNFPA-... Read more
12 September 2013
News
HOMS, Syria — Samira had always dreamed of becoming a midwife. She attended basic training sessions and spent hours practicing delivering babies with a pillow. But one night amidst the fighting in Homs, the emergency... Read more
26 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – What are the main obstacles for countries trying to reduce maternal death? And why are some regions having more success than others? Is it just a question of investing more resources? Do... Read more
30 September 2013
News
MEXICO CITY — An expert meeting on women’s health started yesterday, the third and last in a series of thematic discussions aiming to supplement the review process of the International Conference on Population and... Read more
14 October 2013
In the News
Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the 'Too Young to Wed' exhibit, returns to India to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse early marriages. RAJASTHAN, India – Keshanta Gujar, 16,... Read more
11 September 2013
In the News
One in 10 men in some parts of Asia and the Pacific region admit to having raped a woman who wasn't his partner, and a quarter of the men in those places say they have raped wives or girlfriends, according to one of the... Read more
21 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Representatives of UN Member States, UN agencies and NGOs met to receive an update on UNFPA’s flagship programmes targeting gender-based violence in development and humanitarian contexts, and... Read more
27 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York — Farwa Khalil’s parents could not afford her education costs, so she was pulled out of eighth grade to be married. Luckily, her aunt saved her by paying the expenses, and Farwa is now back in... Read more

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