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Building Momentum for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Female genital mutilation/cutting has been illegal in Senegal since 1999. But that didn’t stop Dialyma Cisse‘s paternal grandmother from having her cut, against the wishes of the young girl and her parents.

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Giving Priority to the Needs of Young People in Egypt – and Elsewhere

In recent days, young people in Egypt have been sending a clear message not only to the Egyptian authorities but to the entire international community that they are catalysts for change.

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Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado Addresses Youth at Portugal's Parliament

UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Catarina Furtado joined a special session of the Portuguese Parliament to commemorate the International Year of Youth.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign Kicks Off in the Western Balkans

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina — Although it is preventable and treatable, cervical cancer continues to be a major killer of women.

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Working with Police in South Sudan to Assist Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

The mood in Juba and across many parts of Sudan is one of jubilation, according to several observers at the scene.

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Partnering with Sex Workers in Viet Nam to Contain the HIV Epidemic and Protect Human Rights

HUE CITY, Viet Nam — When she married an overseas Vietnamese (or ‘Viet Kieu’) at the age of 22, Diu Trang had high hopes.

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New Executive Director Reaches Out to Partners

<p>NEW YORK -- During his first two weeks of duty, UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin has been busy meeting with UNFPA partners, including several government and civil society representatives, and…

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New Video on Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines

MANILA -- Family planning is widely practised in Asia, but it remains controversial in the Philippines.

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State of World’s Midwifery: New Report to Document Birth Attendance in 60 Countries

The health of women and their newborns took centre stage in global development discussions in 2010, when the United Nations Secretary.General launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

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