News on Human rights

29 July 2008
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – The 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic has more positive news than any prior reports, Dr. Peter Piot, Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS told a press conference... Read more
19 August 2008
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TEMBISA, South Africa – Buyisiwe, 29, slumps on a green couch in her father’s sitting room in a run-down neighbourhood in Tembisa, a sprawling township north of Johannesburg. Her eyes stare blankly at a wall. Her face... Read more
30 September 2008
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TBILISI, Georgia — Shock, dismay, fear and concern surfaced when conflict struck Georgia on 7 August. For many watching from afar, the complexities of the political crisis – and what it would mean in the global context... Read more
14 October 2008
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Slide Show: 'Oh My Darling, Goodbye', Washington Post UNITED NATIONS—On the heels of UNFPA’s recent efforts to promote maternal health at the High-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals has come increased... Read more
8 February 2008
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NEW YORK — The aspirations, skills, rights, opportunities and health of young people are a top piority for UNFPA. “This generation of young people is the largest in world history,” UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A.... Read more
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

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