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Building Demand for Long-Acting Contraceptives in Southern Ethiopia

WOLAITA SODO, Ethiopia — It’s no ordinary day for Fanaye Fanta. This is the first time she has inserted a slim plastic rod (Implanon), which serves as a long-acting contraceptive, into a woman’s arm.

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Obstetric Fistula in Pakistan - Another Blight on the Child Bride

<p>KARACHI --- It was personal experience that turned Gul Bano and her cleric husband, Ahmed Khan, into ambassadors against early marriage and its worst corollary – obstetric fistula which allows excretory matter…

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After the Floods: Preventing Gender-based Violence in Colombia

<p>Some 180 women from communities affected by flooding and armed violence in Colombia’s Córdoba department have come together in the town of Santa Cruz de Lorica to build a women’s shelter.</p>

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Counting the World: New Documentary Explores the Census

Counting is one of the most basic intellectual tasks that children learn as a way to understand their world. This simple task, taken to the national level in the form of a population and housing census, becomes one of…

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Global Lawmakers Adopt Resolution to Support Maternal and Child Health

KAMPALA -- The Inter-Parliamentary Union, the world’s largest body of lawmakers, has approved a resolution to secure access to health, as a basic human right, for women and children.

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Log In and Listen: Melinda Gates Shares her Thoughts about Family Planning

BERLIN— The Big Picture, a TEDxChange event about applying new perspectives to development issues, launches 5 April. Convened by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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UNFPA Executive Director Urges Parliamentarians to Keep People at the Centre of Development

KAMPALA – Parliamentarians have a crucial role to play in ensuring meaningful, people-centred development.

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Three Winners Announced for the '1 in 7 Billion' Film Competition

Three short films capturing three very different perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of today’s complex world have been voted as winners in the ‘1 in 7 Billion’ film contest.

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So Many Mouths to Feed: Addressing High Fertility in Famine-Stricken Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia– In Dabke camp for internally displaced persons in Mogadishu, Muno Abukar shares a tent with her eight children. Fleeing the famine, the family left their home in Lower Shabelle five months ago.

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