News on Gender-based violence

6 May 2003
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On the outskirts of Freetown, up a red clay road gashed by hard rain, sits a makeshift shelter some women call home. One of these women is 19-year-old Khadija Bah. “I found this place a long time ago,” she said. “I was... Read more
5 March 2003
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NEW YORK - The Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, has urged all nations to intensify their efforts to improve the status and health of women, as they mark International... Read more
21 March 2003
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Imelda Henkin, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Management) Ministers and parliamentarians should enforce existing laws, to kick gender violence out of homes, communities and nations, UNFPA's Deputy Executive... Read more
1 November 2004
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—After strong statements and appeals by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA — the United Nations Population Fund – and several others, the Security Council last week strongly... Read more
1 August 2004
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Her friends call her Natalia, but it’s not her real name. This 20-year-old blonde from St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation, was diagnosed HIV positive a year ago. Natalia claims her stepfather forced her to have sex... Read more
14 September 2005
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AL-BUREIJ REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory — Sameera, one of eight girls and mother to three daughters, suffered from domestic violence for years. Her husband, Adel, accused her of having a... Read more
7 February 2005
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HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka—Sitting in a tent in the stifling heat, Latha Wijesiri, a volunteer health worker, talks quietly with four women about their immediate emotional and physical needs. One of the women, the youngest,... Read more
11 October 2005
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — With bloodshot, swollen eyes and aching arms and ribs, Alicia came to the police station on a Sunday morning to denounce her boyfriend. A few nights before, he had come home to their apartment... Read more
18 March 2005
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JAKARTA—Visiting a small town in Tasikmalaya, Central Java, former first lady Shinta Nuriyah appeared before a crowd of local women. “Have any of you ever experienced violence against women?” she asked. “NO!” the crowd... Read more
25 November 2005
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Every day, Lovely (11) and Laura (12) hang out at the Champs de Mars, the main plaza in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. They beg for money, carry things for a small tip, clean windscreens on... Read more

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