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
16 August 2007
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BELIZE CITY, Belize — Raymond Gentle (32) is the owner of a convenience store on Belize City’s infamous South Side. His narrow glance, gold-capped teeth, tattoos and baseball cap tilted to the side suggest he's not your... 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
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
1 December 2007
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OSUN STATE, Nigeria —Abiodun Titi, several months pregnant, flashes her best stage smile as she explains how to use a female condom here in the headquarters of Living Hope Care, a non-governmental organization that... Read more

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