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... 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
31 March 2008
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SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region. With no means to support her two boys... Read more
11 June 2007
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – When Stara Thomas’s parents christened her after her grandmother 29 years ago, they had no idea how prophetic that name would be. Today, Stara is a singing powerhouse known throughout Swahili-... 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
23 August 2007
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RABAT, Morocco — Latifa, more than seven months pregnant, awaits a prenatal consultation with her gynaecologist in a spacious, breezy meeting room in the National Hospital for Maternal Health Orangers in Morocco’s... Read more

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