16 May 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today visited the Fistula Centre in the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and praised its staff for working to... Read more
17 August 2006
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TORONTO, Canada — “AIDS is in the same league with the other big issues like global warming and poverty,” Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS said in a conference panel. “It is an exceptional problem that... Read more
28 June 2006
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — When her labour pains started, Shahin Akhtar, age 12, didn’t know what was happening. A neighbour had to explain. Her mother-in-law sent for a traditional, untrained birth attendant, who tried for... Read more
1 December 2006
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HARARE, Zimbabwe — “Men do cry,” reads a poster in the Harare headquarters of Padare – the Men’s Forum on Gender. This short message speaks volumes about the enormous agenda of Padare: to alter deeply-rooted ideas about... Read more
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

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