22 April 2002
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UNITED NATIONS, New York - HIV/AIDS is a growing problem in camps for refugees and the internally displaced, especially in West Africa, according to a group of experts gathered in New York for a two-day conference... 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
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
11 October 2005
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Bintu Mansary’s father was shot and killed as she and her family tried to escape the rebel attack on her village during the brutal Sierra Leonean civil war. “I had to keep running,” says Bintu,... Read more
18 October 2005
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Five years ago, largely at the urging of women's groups and developing countries, the UN Security Council passed its landmark Resolution 1325, the first international agreement to specifically recognize the impact of... Read more
14 October 2008
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Slide Show: 'Oh My Darling, Goodbye', Washington Post UNITED NATIONS—On the heels of UNFPA’s recent efforts to promote maternal health at the High-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals has come increased... Read more
30 May 2006
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MASIAKA, Sierra Leone — For Mariama Bangura, the peace that followed a decade of bloody civil war in Sierra Leone was almost as devastating as the conflict itself. Mariama, now 25, was spirited away from her home in... Read more
27 April 2010
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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — When a mother dies in childbirth in Sierra Leone, which happens way too frequently,  the news spreads only in whispers: "The calabash broke." A woman, tradition says, is like a treasured... Read more
27 April 2010
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CARMMA Theme Song Composed by Sierra Leone Women Artists NEW YORK — Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in... Read more

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