News on Human rights

7 December 2009
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The safe house for victims of gender-based violence hides behind tall, grey walls in a nondescript neighbourhood of the capital. Run by Tsotawi Tekat Tekelakay Mahiber (TTTM) – the Organization... Read more
7 January 2010
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GENEVA, WASHINGTON, DC – UNAIDS, as well as UNFPA, one of its 10 cosponsors, strongly welcome the elimination of travel restrictions based on HIV status by the Republic of Korea, effective 1 January 2010. They also... Read more
16 November 2009
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| Français | Español | QUANG TRI PROVINCE, Viet Nam — Life has never been easy for Nguyen Thi Lanh, 51, and Nguyen Duc Phi, 52. After enduring years of war, they married in 1977 and a year later had their first baby. “... Read more
23 November 2009
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NEW YORK – Men hold the key to ending violence against women and reducing gender inequalities. A new photography exhibit, entitled ‘Influential Men’, highlights their power through striking images of positive male role... Read more
15 October 2009
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DAKAR, Senegal – Nearly 35 participants from UNFPA country offices in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Arab States, Asia and Europe, along with partners from governments and the civil society, met here this... Read more
29 October 2001
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United Nations–Young artists from 61 countries took part in this year’s International Poster Contest organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Winners were chosen today in five age groups from over 320... Read more
12 October 2009
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NEW YORK — Postulating that all human beings have inalienable rights is one thing. Actually achieving that is a long process with many dimensions. For example, the right to sexual and reproductive health is a... Read more
30 September 2009
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DAKA, Bangladesh — Slim and graceful, Hasina Akter still has a winning smile, luxuriant dark hair and one large bright eye. But she’s no longer the beauty she one was – not since Amir, an employee of her father’s, threw... Read more
9 October 2009
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NEW YORK – Some 450 business and community leaders, dignitaries and philanthropists gathered last night at Gotham Hall to celebrate the 2009 Americans for UNFPA Honourees for the Health and Dignity of Women. Five... Read more
25 July 2002
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Wendy Medina Sanchez was a pretty girl once. No longer. Now she looks as haggard and worn out as her unwashed second-hand clothes. Her long black hair is dull and lifeless and crawling with lice. She walks as if half... Read more

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