17 March 2017
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Shaimaa Ahmed Ali teaches members of her community about the harms of female genital mutilation (FGM). © UNFPA Egypt/Sima Diab
UNITED NATIONS, New York/ASSIUT, Egypt – “I will soon be the happy mother of a baby girl,” Shaimaa Ahmed Ali told UNFPA in Egypt last summer. “I will definitely not have her circumcised. My husband and I agree on that.... Read more
25 April 2012
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DELHI --- “I am overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of girls and boys and the rigour they go through every day,” said Catarina Furtado, who was visiting Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya in Jaffarpur, Delhi, a school that... Read more
20 July 2011
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Tweet UNITED NATIONS, New York— On a mission to Haiti this week, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and Portuguese television personality Catarina Furtado toured a number of projects supported by United Nations agencies,... Read more
28 January 2011
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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado joined a special session of the Portuguese Parliament to commemorate the International Year of Youth. During the ceremony, Ms. Furtado addressed the young people about her role... Read more
16 August 2010
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GABU, Guinea Bissau – One of the first people to greet Catarina Furtado here was an infant named in her honour. Baby Catarina was the first infant delivered by Caesarean section at the surgical unit that Ms. Furtado, a... Read more
10 December 2001
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has given new meaning to the life of a Portuguese film and theatre actress, Catarina Furtado, who recently made that revelation in an interview with a Portuguese magazine,... Read more
21 August 2009
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DILI, Timor-Leste — UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado, a popular actress and television personality, continues to use her celebrity to raise awareness in Portuguese-speaking countries of gender inequalities and... Read more
24 June 2009
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GABU, Guinea-Bissau — A year ago, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in eastern Guinea-Bissau. This month, she attended... Read more
10 June 2005
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LISBON, Portugal—Portuguese actress and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, Catarina Furtado, has been awarded Portugal's "Ordem de Mérito – Comendador," as part of her country's national day celebrations in June. She was... Read more
25 July 2008
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GABU, Guinea-Bissau --- Dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, one of Portugal’s best-known actresses and television personalities laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in... Read more

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