News on Human rights

24 June 2009
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GABU, Guinea-Bissau — A year ago, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado laid the first brick for the construction of a maternity surgical unit in this dusty town in eastern Guinea-Bissau. This month, she attended... Read more
17 April 2009
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MEXICO CITY — It’s a long way between the glamorous world of pop-stardom and the decidedly unglamorous world of violence against women. Or is it? Gabriela “Gaby” Villalba (24) and Barbara “Barbie” Sepulveda (20), the... Read more
13 March 2009
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GENEVA - In a joint statement delivered to the Human Rights Council, 83 countries reaffirmed their commitment to addressing maternal mortality as a human rights issue. They called on the Council to take action to... Read more
12 March 2009
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UNITED NATIONS, New York — Until 2000, the Tharu people of western Nepal were legally bonded as servants to upper caste landowners, who forced them to farm land stolen from their Tharu ancestors. For many generations... Read more
20 July 2005
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A number of events, held by UNFPA and its partners on World Population Day, 11 July, raised awareness of population and development issues worldwide. These activities revolved around gender equality – this year’s theme... Read more
21 July 2005
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Although all individuals have the right to reproductive health, exercising this right can be problematic. In Ecuador, user's committees have been formed to make sure both clients and providers understand the... Read more
26 March 2009
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What About My Baby? Concerns of a Pregnant Mother in War-Torn Sri Lanka
VAVUNIYA, Sri Lanka — The birth of a child should be a time of joy. But for Imanandi, who is pregnant and displaced in war-torn Sri Lanka, the danger and uncertainty all around obscures the hope that new life brings.... Read more
16 February 2009
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Johannesburg — Conflicts in Africa are diverting much needed resources from crucial development tasks, Graça Machel, a champion for women and children, said in her keynote address this morning to the Africa regional... Read more
12 November 2008
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IRIBA, Chad — The air at the Touloum refugee camp in eastern Chad, is eerily calm. Many of the 23,000 refugees have been here since 2004, when they fled violence in the Darfur region of Sudan. After four years, they... Read more
12 November 2008
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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan—Qurban-Bibi knew she had to get to a hospital when she went into labour. After a previous Caesarean delivery, doctors had told her she would need another operation if she delivered again – it was a... Read more

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