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Washington Post Highlights the Tragedy of Maternal Death

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 media exposure to the plight of mothers in developing…

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International Award Named After UNFPA Executive Director

<p> <strong>UNITED NATIONS, New York</strong>—An international award that promotes women’s health and rights has been named after the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.…

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Dakar Second Pan-African Film Festival to Rally Efforts for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

DAKAR, Senegal — The second Pan-African film festival, intended to raise awareness of the various forms of violence committed against women in Africa, will open here on 26 November.

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Georgia's Displaced: Young and Old Face Personal Struggles

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…

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High-level Meeting at the UN Raises Commitments and Attention to the Survival of Mothers and Children

United Nations-- In spite of financial storms wreaking havoc on the global economy and drawing wide media coverage last week, the High-level meeting on the Millennium Development Goals last week was a success for the…

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Looking Out for the Needs of Women Following the Fury of Hurricane Ike

Cabaret, Haiti—When Anna went to sleep one Saturday night just before Hurricane Ike hit, she did not imagine that a few hours later her home would be gone. As the powerful storm churned across her hometown, Cabaret,…

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Problems in 'Paradise': Addressing Reproductive Health in the Pacific Islands

UNFPA recently expanded its potential to deliver urgent and effective health care to women and families in the far-flung Pacific Islands.

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UNFPA Assists Georgia's Displaced and Vulnerable Families

With their houses burned and bulldozed, and their families torn and splintered, many mothers and their children here are still in a state of shock.

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South Africa: One-Stop Post-Rape Care

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.

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