News on Human rights

20 November 2007
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HO, Ghana — Assistant Commissioner of Police, Beatrice Vib-Sanzire, is a woman on a mission. This modern-day crusader as head of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) wants all children and women in... Read more
31 March 2008
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SAN PEDRO, Côte d’Ivoire – She ran away from her home in Nigeria after her husband died in an accident. And she refused to marry his younger brother as is the custom in her region. With no means to support her two boys... Read more
6 May 2010
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NEW YORK—May 9th, which also falls on Mother’s Day in the United States this year, marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of oral contraceptive pills in the US. The Pill, as the contraceptive became widely known it... Read more
20 April 2010
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Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal's Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular... Read more
8 March 2010
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NEW YORK — The Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) – an organization established after the Beijing Conference, 15 years ago – met on March 5 at the New School in New York to celebrate and to discuss ways for mobilizing... Read more
7 May 2010
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This year, the month of June will be a time of celebration in Egypt. Parties will be thrown for young girls who have reached the age of 13 with their sexual organs uncut, having escaped the age-old practice of female... Read more
28 April 2010
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HILL COUNTRY, Sri Lanka — In mid-April as the sun moves directly overhead and the harvest comes to an end, Sri Lankans celebrate their New Year, one of the most important times in the cultural calendar. The occasion... Read more
8 April 2010
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AWASH, Afar Region, Ethiopia — A smile formed on Dohra Ali’s face when she recalled what her eldest daughter asked her a couple of years ago. “Mother, is there a place in this world where FGM is not practised where I... Read more
29 June 2010
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As UNFPA’s Executive Board was setting the course for 2010 and beyond, it took time to review the many accomplishments of 2009. The 2009 Annual Report year was presented to the Fund’s executive board, along with a slide... Read more
17 June 2010
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA has been gearing up to meet the humanitarian needs of those who have fled their homes in Kyrgyzstan as a result of the violence engulfing the country since 11 June. The Fund is... Read more

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