News on Human rights

17 March 2014
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Women often suffer the worst consequences of armed conflict. As targets of sexual violence, they endure unspeakable atrocities on the margins of the world’s battlefields. “Rape in war leaves... Read more
7 April 2014
News
A surgical ward in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo credit: Robin Hammond/Panos Pictures
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Twenty years ago, the international community gathered in Cairo, Egypt, to explore how the world was changing and how those changes were affecting the most vulnerable. At the 1994 meeting, the... Read more
28 September 2013
News
NEW YORK CITY – “One of the key indicators of inequality is maternal mortality. Every single day 800 women die from pregnancy and childbirth related complications”, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark told a 60,000... Read more
21 August 2013
News
UNFPA Patron, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Visits Syrian Refugees in Jordan
ZA’ATARI, Jordan – H.R.H The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited Za'atari refugee camp today, the second largest refugee camp in the world located in Jordan some 50 kilometres from the Syrian border. Known as the “... Read more
17 December 2013
News
What can be done to increase the use of condoms by men in African countries? PSI and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) teamed up over the past year to study and report on the state of play in six African... Read more
10 November 2013
News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Too Young to Wed photo exhibition travelled to Denmark where it opened at the University of Copenhagen on November 5 in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, among many... Read more
26 September 2013
News
UNITED NATIONS, New York – What are the main obstacles for countries trying to reduce maternal death? And why are some regions having more success than others? Is it just a question of investing more resources? Do... Read more
30 September 2013
News
MEXICO CITY — An expert meeting on women’s health started yesterday, the third and last in a series of thematic discussions aiming to supplement the review process of the International Conference on Population and... Read more
14 October 2013
In the News
Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the 'Too Young to Wed' exhibit, returns to India to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse early marriages. RAJASTHAN, India – Keshanta Gujar, 16,... Read more
11 September 2013
In the News
One in 10 men in some parts of Asia and the Pacific region admit to having raped a woman who wasn't his partner, and a quarter of the men in those places say they have raped wives or girlfriends, according to one of the... Read more

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