News on Human rights

18 Mai 2009
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UNITED NATIONS — Some 2,000 indigenous representatives from all regions of the world have gathered here for the eighth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Government representatives, civil society,... Lire plus
2 Juin 2009
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UNITED NATIONS — Each year the United Nations Population Award recognizes the work of an individual and an institution for outstanding contributions to population concerns and their solutions. Yesterday United Nations... Lire plus
24 Juin 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... Lire plus
19 Mai 2009
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Nova Iguaçu, Brazil —Joao (30) recalls the feverish evening not too long ago when he had a harrowing fight with the mother of his children. His version of the story is that in the midst of a heated fight, he pulled out... Lire plus
16 Juin 2009
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The devastation of obstetric fistula affects some 2 million women across the developing world, with approximately 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occurring every year. UNFPA’s Campaign to End Fistula aims to eliminate this... Lire plus
17 Juin 2009
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GENEVA—The Human Rights Council today adopted the resolution on ‘Preventable maternal mortality and morbidity and human rights’. With this resolution, over 70 UN Member States acknowledge that the issue of maternal... Lire plus
13 Mars 2009
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GENEVA - In a joint statement delivered to the Human Rights Council, 83 countries reaffirmed their commitment to addressing maternal mortality as a human rights issue. They called on the Council to take action to... Lire plus
17 Avril 2009
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MEXICO CITY — It’s a long way between the glamorous world of pop-stardom and the decidedly unglamorous world of violence against women. Or is it? Gabriela “Gaby” Villalba (24) and Barbara “Barbie” Sepulveda (20), the... Lire plus
21 Juillet 2005
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Although all individuals have the right to reproductive health, exercising this right can be problematic. In Ecuador, user's committees have been formed to make sure both clients and providers understand the... Lire plus
26 Mars 2009
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What About My Baby? Concerns of a Pregnant Mother in War-Torn Sri Lanka
VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — The birth of a child should be a time of joy. But for Imanandi, who is pregnant and displaced in war-torn Sri Lanka, the danger and uncertainty all around obscures the hope that new life brings.... Lire plus

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