13 May 2010
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — With about a quarter of a billion people, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country. Throughout the month of May, some 700,000 enumerators will fan out across 90,000 villages in 33... Read more
21 April 2010
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Last month,  David Cook, season seven winner of the popular television competition, American Idol,  learned first-hand about the challenges faced by vulnerable adolescent girls in the slums of... Read more
20 April 2010
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RWAMAGANA, Rwanda — The health centre just on the outskirts of town seems to be a community hub: Near the main clinic men, women and children sit around the perimeter of a courtyard waiting to be seen by a health worker... Read more
10 May 2010
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BEIRUT—The southern Lebanese village of Yarine had a special reason to celebrate recently. Its men and women, young and old, joined those of the surrounding villages at the local schoolyard in early spring for a... Read more
25 March 2010
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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Three out of five women giving birth in South Asia do so without a midwife or other skilled birth attendant on hand, a major reason some 44 per cent of maternal deaths worldwide occur in the... Read more
31 May 2010
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LIMA, Peru  — “At first, I did not understand why I was invited to this meeting. What do I have to do with maternal mortality?” said Josefina Duarte, a business leader from Paraguay. “Now I see the purpose: to engage... Read more
20 April 2010
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Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal's Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular... Read more
28 April 2010
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HILL COUNTRY, Sri Lanka — In mid-April as the sun moves directly overhead and the harvest comes to an end, Sri Lankans celebrate their New Year, one of the most important times in the cultural calendar. The occasion... Read more
19 March 2010
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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Every day for the past week, Emanuel Eliacin has led an operation that seems like Mission Impossible: Select a thousand 11- to 16-year-olds from camps for the displaced population, put them on 20 buses... Read more
11 May 2010
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NEW DELHI, India — The last (2001) census in India flagged a disturbing trend. According to the census, only 927 girls were born for every 1000 boys. Because the natural ratio favours more female than male births,... Read more

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