14 May 2020
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When Maisarjaha Khatun went into labour, her family spent hours trying to find transport to emergency obstetric care. Image courtesy of Jiyaul Hak
KATHMANDU, Nepal – In far-western Nepal, Dhana Bhatt is waiting out the last weeks of her pregnancy, a time that should be joyful. But her anticipation has turned into anxiety as Nepal grapples with the global COVID-19... Read more
13 May 2019
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Today, Ms. Wen and Ms. Yan see eye-to-eye on the equality of women and girls. © Dushan Township Family Planning Office/Zhang Min
LILING, China – Not long ago, Wen Xiujuan was swept up in a romance. Against the wishes of her parents, she moved to the small village of Liling, 300 km from her hometown, to marry a young man named Yang Liu. They lived... Read more
24 June 2011
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HUNAN PROVINCE, China — A lively workshop session on gender equality started with brainstorming of commonly used Chinese idioms describing a good man. He should have a back like a tiger and a waist like a bear. He does... Read more
2 November 2010
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XINING, Qinghai, China — Five months after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yushu County, Dr. Zhaxi Lamao left her wounded hometown to attend a training workshop here. Dr. Zhaxi, who works in the county Maternal and... Read more
15 December 2005
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CHANGJIANG, Hainan Province, China — Sixteen months after lifting birth-spacing rules for rural families, officials here say there are fewer abortions. They expect the new policy, coupled with advocacy and incentives to... Read more
10 August 2006
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BEIJING, China — One billion passengers ride China’s vast railway system each year. Millions are rural migrants seeking jobs in the cities. A significant number may engage in behaviour that puts them at risk of... Read more
26 June 2007
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SHUNDE, China — The fast-growing cities of Guangdong Province are a magnet for migrants seeking a piece of the coastal region’s unprecedented economic boom. Many of the newcomers aspire to start businesses, and quite a... Read more