25 May 2006
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N’DJAMENA, Chad — About 30 young women gaze with rapt attention as another recounts the story of a rural girl cast out of her family’s home after becoming pregnant. Colourful picture cards help illustrate the dramatic... Read more
23 August 2006
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More than ever, young people move. Over the past few decades, political, economic, social and demographic changes have uprooted many people and stimulated migration to cities and abroad. The growing volume of trade,... Read more
1 February 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — The first ever national campaign to end fistula in Pakistan was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in Karachi last week. The campaign aims to surgically repair and... Read more
6 December 2007
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DURBAN, South Africa – Some 60 religious leaders from 18 African countries stressed the need for members of faith-based organizations (FBOs) to partner with the United Nations at all levels to advocate for policy change... Read more
28 November 2007
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TAJIKISTAN — Amina met her husband for the first time on her wedding night. A screen separated the newlyweds, and Amina recalled trembling with fear and anticipation over meeting, for the very first time, the man who... Read more
26 May 2006
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BUHERA, Zimbabwe — Bishop Xavier Chitanda does not fit the mold. Small in build and of medium height, he comes across as very unassuming. On this day in Buhera, Manicaland, he is not even clad in clerical vestments. It... Read more
3 October 2006
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BRUSSELS — Noting that reproductive health commodities remain dangerously under-funded, Mari Simonen, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (External Relations, UN Affairs and Management) launched a major global initiative to... Read more
6 April 2006
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BANGLADESH — Grinning with nervousness and excitement, a group of teenagers stands up and asks rapid-fire questions: What’s your name? How old are you? Are you married? How old were you when you were married? How and... 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
25 November 2007
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Port-au-Prince , Haiti — Two 14 year-old cousins from the simmering hot slums of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have just been escorted by police to a health centre for HIV testing. Nathalie (names have been... Read more

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