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Ending Harmful Practices through Community-led Social Change in Senegal

Many organizations are working to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting in Africa. But the organization that has been most successful in this, Senegal’s Tostan, was not originally focused on this particular…

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Dignity Kits: Helping Displaced Yemeni Women Move About Freely

SA’ADA, Yemen --- “We suffered a lot before reaching this camp,” recalls Khadija, 25, who has been affected by years of conflict in northern Yemen.

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Rwanda Steps up to the Challenge of Universal Reproductive Health Care

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda — The health centre just on the outskirts of town seems to be a community hub: Near the main clinic men, women and children sit around the perimeter of a courtyard waiting to be seen by a health worker.

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Strengthening Business Practices in a Delivering as One Country

UNFPA DED (External Relations, UN Affairs and Management) Mari Simonen co-lead a high-level mission to Viet Nam with the High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).

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Panel Highlights the Contribution of Maternal Health to Achievement of the MDGs

UNITED NATIONS — As the Commission on Population and Development addressed the overall theme of health, mortality, morbidity and development, a side panel organized by UNFPA looked at the contribution of reproductive…

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Commission on Population and Development Considers Health, Mortality, Morbidity and Development

UNITED NATIONS — Ms. Purnima Mane, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme), this morning delivered an opening statement at the 43rd Session of Commission on Population and Development, whose theme is health,…

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Uncharted Territory: Emerging Population Issues in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

NEW YORK – The combination of extremely low birth rates, migration losses and moderate mortality is leading to both rapid population decline and ageing in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Abandoning Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

AWASH, Afar Region, Ethiopia — A smile formed on Dohra Ali’s face when she recalled what her eldest daughter asked her a couple of years ago. “Mother, is there a place in this world where FGM is not practised where I…

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Applications Open for Speakers at MDG Hearings

UNITED NATIONS — This year, the tenth anniversary of the Millennium Declaration, will be a critical year in determining which development pathways our world will pursue.

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