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UNFPA Mourns Loss of Two Staff Members and Others in Algiers Attack

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today mourns the loss of two of its staff members and all persons who died as a result of Tuesday’s bombing in Algiers.

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African Religious Leaders Urge Partnership with UN to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

DURBAN, South Africa – Some 60 religious leaders from 18 African countries stressed the need for members of faith-based organizations (FBOs) to partner with the United Nations at all levels to advocate for policy change…

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A Right to Choose: Expanding Access to the Female Condom in Nigeria

OSUN STATE, Nigeria —Abiodun Titi, several months pregnant, flashes her best stage smile as she explains how to use a female condom here in the headquarters of Living Hope Care, a non-governmental organization that…

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Calling Attention to the Silent Tragedy of Maternal Death: The Rafael Salas Memorial Lecture 2007

NEW YORK — “The sad thing is that, we know what needs to be done. We just need to do it, and do it fast and more effectively,” said Gertrude I. Mongella, President of the Pan-African Parliament.

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Family Tension in Tajikistan Fuels Scourge of Self-immolation

TAJIKISTAN — Amina met her husband for the first time on her wedding night.

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A House Divided: Domestic Violence in the Russian Federation

NEW YORK/MOSCOW — Tatiana remembers her wedding day as the happiest day of her life.

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Taking Rapists to Court in Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti— Two 14 year-old cousins from the simmering hot slums of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have just been escorted by police to a health centre for HIV testing.

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To Serve and Protect: Police Scale Up Violence Unit to Prevent Abuse of Women and Children in Ghana

HO, Ghana — Assistant Commissioner of Police, Beatrice Vib-Sanzire, is a woman on a mission.

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Severe Drought Alters the Face of Poverty in the Republic of Moldova

PLOP-STIUBEI VILLAGE, the Republic of Moldova — A cold, autumnal drizzle fell outside as 15 women huddled around an improvised electric plate in a small room in the Healthcare Centre in this small village in the Causeni…

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