News on Human rights

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
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
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
14 October 2002
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When Jane Roberts of Redlands, California, sat down at her computer to express her outrage at the United States decision to withdraw $34 million from UNFPA, she had no idea that a campaign had been born. She was also... Read more
22 May 2002
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A team of parliamentarians from the United Kingdom has returned from China with praise for the UN Population Fund's work there. The Parliamentarians recently visited China to investigate allegations that the Population... Read more
11 September 2009
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NAIROBI, Kenya — Though political instability, violence and chaos surround them, surgeons and backup teams dedicated to ending the misery of obstetric fistula continue their work in Somalia. The gratitude of their... Read more
10 September 2009
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NORTH KIVU, DRC — In the eastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been described as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. According to the latest report by the United Nations... Read more
16 April 2003
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This year’s Søren Gyldendal Award has been presented to UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and best-selling fiction writer, Hanne-Vibeke Holst, in Copenhagen. Gyldendal is the largest Danish publishing house. Gyldendal... Read more
5 March 2003
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Early in February, the India office of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, organized an event in Delhi to explore reproductive rights, including the rights of women. The event featured a combination of... Read more
17 July 2003
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Stronger Voices for Reproductive Health, a partnership aimed at improving the quality of sexual and reproductive health in poor countries, will now be sharing its experience through cyber space. Lessons learned by the... Read more

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