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Young MPs Vow to Protect Reproductive Rights Back Home

KRABI, Thailand – The young Parliamentarians who gathered here recently at an international conference on sexual and reproductive health rights agreed to strengthen their work on these issues when they returned home.

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Griots Help Reduce Cutting in Guinea

GUINEA — The rite of female genital mutilation/cutting may be hard to end, but it is slowly happening in at least one corner of eastern Guinea, Guinée Forestière, in West Africa.

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UNFPA Supports Iran’s 2011 Census

TEHRAN, Islamic Republic of Iran— This country’s 2011 Population and Housing Census, which is run by the Statistical Center of Iran, a longstanding UNFPA partner, officially closed on Sunday, 13 November. This year, the…

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A Malawi Newborn With a Potent Message

MALAWI — He emerged at 3 a.m., unaware of the significance of his birth in a hospital in the Mangochi district. The boy, born to Mayamiko Kachipande just hours after the global population mark of midnight on 31 October…

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Saving a Girl in Dadaab From More Suffering

DADAAB, Kenya -- “One of the patients, a 17-year-old girl, Madina, touched my heart,” Dr. Weston, a Kenyan, says. “We just celebrated the 7 billionth baby, but what this girl went through is so shameful that looking at…

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Lacking Sanitary Pads, Girls Miss School in Dadaab Refugee Camp

DADAAB, Kenya — Braving the scorching sun and feet-baking sandy soil, with a torn schoolbag hanging precariously on her back, Halima, a 16-year-old Somali girl, walks to school in the camp where her family has sought…

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More Rape Cases Cited in a Somalia Camp

<p>NAIROBI — Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape…

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H.R.H. The Crown Princess of Denmark Opens UNFPA-National Geographic 7 Billion Photo Exhibition

On 9 November 2011, H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened a photo exhibition, entitled “Welcome Citizen Number 7 Billion,” in the Danish capital.

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As World Passes 7 Billion Milestone, UN Urges Action to Meet Key Challenges

<p>NEW YORK  – Top United Nations officials today marked the global population reaching 7 billion with a call to action to world leaders to meet the challenges that a growing population poses, from ensuring…

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