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Domestic Violence in Georgia: Breaking the Silence

TBILISI, Georgia – Ia B. is a fit, elegant woman with bright hazelnut eyes, fashionable clothes and a vibrant personality that shines through her dazzling smile

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New UN Envoy for Youth and Executive Director Discuss Priorities for Young People

NEW YORK— Just after his first week in office, Ahmad Alhendawi, newly appointed United Nations Envoy for Youth, met with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to discuss shared priorities around young people…

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January 2011.

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

<p>In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January…

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UNFPA Study Explores Low Usage of Modern Contraceptives in Eastern Europe

<p>ISTANBUL — The reasons behind the alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptive methods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been examined in a study published recently by UNFPA and the International Planned…

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Hanging Out with Experts on Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting

While the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C has been observed for over 20 years, 2013 was the first year of the day received official UN recognition.

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FGM is About Culture not Religion: Executive Director Interview

<p>On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, the  IPS correspondent Marzieh Goudarzi spoke with UNFPA's Executive on UNFPA’s role in the global campaign to end this harmful practice.</p>

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Ugandan Communities Scrutinize a Violent – Sometimes Deadly – Rite of Passage

The following story discusses how the four good practices – community dialogues, use of videos, public declarations and national legislation – can work together to promote the health and rights of adolescent girls.

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Dubai Declaration Lays Out Commitments to Save the Lives of Mothers and Children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

DUBAI — Delegates at a United Nations-convened high-level meeting on saving the lives of mothers and children in the Eastern Mediterranean Region today agreed to urgently accelerate progress on improving maternal and…

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