11 July 2007
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—Having children is a partnership. It is one in which women face greater risks, both because of physiological differences and gender inequities. Women have a right to health, but protecting that... Read more
30 August 2007
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Read more about the crisis in Darfur in these related features: Dispatches from Darfur: Caring for the Ones who Care for Others Darfur Women Fear Giving Birth at Night, Without Midwives to Help UNFPA Provides Emergency... Read more
12 October 2006
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MANILA, Philippines — “My advice to other teens is, ‘Think before you act." So says Janice Banaag, a new mother at 18. She used to counsel her peers about preventing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted... Read more
10 August 2007
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QUITO, Ecuador — More women than ever are part of the job market in Latin America and the Caribbean – 33 million entered into the labour force between 1990 and 2004. However, their participation is limited by their... Read more
27 July 2007
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THAI BINH, Viet Nam – Representing different generations and occupations, Vinh, Hanh, Sinh and Toan form an unlikely, nervous group in the heat of a small waiting area at a health clinic in Viet Nam’s Red River Delta... Read more
9 July 2007
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BANGKOK, Thailand—Jenjira Boonlom lies wearily on her bed in the post-partum ward of the Bangkhen district hospital, still weak from her Caesarean operation a week ago. Despite the pain, she feels blissful, appreciating... Read more
1 August 2007
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OSUN STATE, Nigeria — From the shade of a small porch, Chief J.O. Aderibigbe rises to take the floor at this gathering of traditional birth attendants. Resplendent in his pink kaftan, he speaks emphatically in the local... Read more
30 August 2007
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Read more about the crisis in Darfur in these related features: Darfur Women Fear Giving Birth at Night, Without Midwives to Help UNFPA Provides Emergency Supplies in Darfur for Basic Needs Violence Plagues Darfur... 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
17 December 2012
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ZA'ATARI CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan— Samira was seven months pregnant when she and her family fled their home in Syria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Jordan. The 28-year old mother was not expecting to deliver her fifth baby... Read more

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