26 January 2006
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OTAVALO, Ecuador — Indigenous communities in Ecuador, as elsewhere in Latin America, tend to be impoverished and marginalized. Though Quechua-speaking natives represent 12 per cent of Ecuador’s 13.2 million people, all... Read more
7 July 2006
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BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan — It juts like a finger, thrusting through the freezing and windswept Pamir Mountains: jabbing through the broad plateau of Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan to the south. From there it points... Read more
7 December 2006
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GUINEA BISSAU — Last month, more than 80 youth representatives from 10 West African countries met here for the subregional meeting of the Youth Forum on young people’s involvement in meeting the Millennium Development... Read more
26 May 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Her friends call her Natalia, but it’s not her real name. This 20-year-old blonde from St. Petersburg tested positive for HIV a year ago. Natalia claims her stepfather forced her to have sex... Read more
2 October 2006
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KHIVA, Uzbekistan — For centuries, this ancient, walled oasis flourished with trade in silk, carpets, furs and precious metals. A major link in the chain of cities along the famed caravan route known as the Silk Road,... Read more
7 March 2006
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Educating women and girls is a powerful lever for their own empowerment and for their country's development. Through its adult education programmes, the Literacy Movement Organization spreads messages about reproductive... Read more
24 July 2006
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ULAANBATAAR, Mongolia — Like the rest of Asia, Mongolia is rapidly urbanizing, although it remains the most sparsely inhabited country in the continent. A third of the country’s 2.5 million people now live in or around... Read more
28 November 2007
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NEW YORK/MOSCOW — Tatiana remembers her wedding day as the happiest day of her life. Her groom Vladimir was handsome, courtly and, unlike so many of the men she had dated, courteous and faithful. When he lifted her chin... Read more
18 January 2008
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HO, Ghana  — For Christiane and Yannick Milev, tackling teen pregnancy is a family affair. Together the mother-and-son team run Village Exchange Ghana, a community-based NGO offering support to young mothers and other... Read more
19 December 2007
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NORTHERN NIGERIA — In her third trip to Nigeria as Spokesperson for the Campaign to End Fistula, Natalie Imbruglia – singer/actress and face of L’Oreal cosmetics – saw first-hand how funds she raised are making a... Read more

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