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
15 August 2006
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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Cathy Nyarai is an ebony, svelte, almost frail-looking 22-year-old woman. She is often described as anerunako, a beauty, in the local Shona language. In other cities, she might be sauntering down... Read more
25 January 2006
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — A new centre that deals with family violence, children in trouble, and female victims of crime started its operations in Kabul on Sunday, 22 January. The Family Response Unit is the first of... Read more
20 March 2007
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BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau — Bullet holes still pockmark the presidential palace in Bissau, although the country’s civil war was waged almost a decade ago. The fighting raged during 11 months in 1998-1999, destroying the... Read more
10 July 2007
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AMBURSA, Kebbi State, Nigeria—In the halls of an emir’s palace in northern Nigeria, a council of senior traditional leaders moves into the main receiving room, their flowing white robes coming gently to rest as they... Read more
8 July 2007
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NEGLASARI VILLAGE, West Java, Indonesia — For years, villagers here didn’t realize that too many of their wives, daughters and mothers were dying needlessly. “People thought that deaths related to pregnancy and... Read more
9 July 2007
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RECIFE, Brazil — “I get no respect from my friends for staying home with Gabriel,” says José Silas as he lounges on the sofa with his eight-month-old son, Gabriel. In their tiny concrete home in the balmy Brazilian city... Read more
31 July 2007
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Over 100 million girls and women worldwide have undergone some form of genital mutilation or cutting. This traditional practice, which is defined by WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF as “the partial or total... Read more
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

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