News on Human rights

15 May 2008
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COPENHAGEN – UNFPA’s Executive Director Thoraya Obaid today received an ‘MDG 3 Champion Torch’ from the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs. The torch symbolizes Denmark’s commitment to raising... Read more
5 June 2008
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DUSHANBE, Takjistan —Sitora, 25, has told no one of her condition. She is a healthcare worker who acquired the infection in her twenties – possibly from a needle stick injury. Her father knows that she is working with... Read more
19 June 2008
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KAMPALA, Uganda --- Woloquoi Davis was just seven years old when the conflict in Liberia broke out. Rebels slaughtered his uncle and grand uncle before his very eyes. Forced to flee for his life, along with his few... Read more
20 May 2008
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New York – In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to deliver contraceptives to woman who would... Read more
4 April 2008
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KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In mid-March hundreds of Congolese women, men and girls raised banners that read, Together, let us say No to the silence, for the dignity of the Congolese and Enough sexual... Read more
6 June 2008
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N’ZÉRÉKORÉ, Guinea — It is eight in the morning, a few hours before the sun peaks over southeastern Guinea. Uniformed schoolchildren hurry out onto dirt roads, creating a patchwork of gingham across the city’s awakening... Read more
1 June 2007
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AL ZARAYEB, CAIRO — Garbage is everywhere in this part of the city. But after a few minutes, the acrid odor begins to subside as one’s nose becomes accustomed to the stench. It’s a good thing, too, because in Al Zarayeb... Read more
30 August 2007
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Read more about the crisis in Darfur in these related features: Dispatches from Darfur: Caring for the Ones who Care for Others Darfur Women Fear Giving Birth at Night, Without Midwives to Help UNFPA Provides Emergency... Read more
3 October 2007
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UNITED NATIONS – Stressing that the empowerment of women is vital to achieving peace and security, improved living standards and respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the need to... Read more
30 August 2007
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Read more about the crisis in Darfur in these related features: Dispatches from Darfur: Caring for the Ones who Care for Others Darfur Women Fear Giving Birth at Night, Without Midwives to Help Violence Plagues Darfur... Read more

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