News on Gender-based violence

1 August 2004
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Her friends call her Natalia, but it’s not her real name. This 20-year-old blonde from St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation, was diagnosed HIV positive a year ago. Natalia claims her stepfather forced her to have sex... Read more
14 September 2005
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AL-BUREIJ REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip, Occupied Palestinian Territory — Sameera, one of eight girls and mother to three daughters, suffered from domestic violence for years. Her husband, Adel, accused her of having a... Read more
7 February 2005
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HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka—Sitting in a tent in the stifling heat, Latha Wijesiri, a volunteer health worker, talks quietly with four women about their immediate emotional and physical needs. One of the women, the youngest,... Read more
11 October 2005
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — With bloodshot, swollen eyes and aching arms and ribs, Alicia came to the police station on a Sunday morning to denounce her boyfriend. A few nights before, he had come home to their apartment... Read more
18 March 2005
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JAKARTA—Visiting a small town in Tasikmalaya, Central Java, former first lady Shinta Nuriyah appeared before a crowd of local women. “Have any of you ever experienced violence against women?” she asked. “NO!” the crowd... Read more
25 November 2005
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Every day, Lovely (11) and Laura (12) hang out at the Champs de Mars, the main plaza in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. They beg for money, carry things for a small tip, clean windscreens on... Read more
26 February 2007
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Violence against women is difficult to eradicate: It is fueled and perpetuated by unequal power relationships and deeply entrenched ideas about gender relations. Ending such violence requires a persistent, strategic and... Read more
11 October 2006
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CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova—“I endured nine years of consistent physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my husband,” says Angela. “I said nothing about it because I knew my circle of friends would not support me... Read more
28 November 2007
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TAJIKISTAN — Amina met her husband for the first time on her wedding night. A screen separated the newlyweds, and Amina recalled trembling with fear and anticipation over meeting, for the very first time, the man who... Read more
13 December 2007
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today mourns the loss of two of its staff members and all persons who died as a result of Tuesday’s bombing in Algiers. UNFPA senior management has conveyed condolences to the... Read more

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