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Raising Awareness Among Men Helps Save Women's Lives in West Java

NEGLASARI VILLAGE, West Java, Indonesia — For years, villagers here didn’t realize that too many of their wives, daughters and mothers were dying needlessly.

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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Visits Pakistan to Serve As Bridge Between Women of Pakistan, Japan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — UNFPA’s Goodwill Ambassador in Japan, Yuko Arimori, undertook a week-long mission to Pakistan to see the work of UNFPA and to talk to women trying to improve their health, in order to relay their…

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OPEC Fund and UNFPA Train Thousands of Central American and Caribbean Youth in HIV Prevention

BELIZE CITY, Belize— Thousands of young people - nearly 60,000 in Honduras and Guatemala alone - have learned how to protect themselves from HIV, thanks to an initiative supported by the OPEC Fund for International…

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Lure of Prosperity Brings Migrants to a Guangdong Boom Town

SHUNDE, China — The fast-growing cities of Guangdong Province are a magnet for migrants seeking a piece of the coastal region’s unprecedented economic boom.

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Two Award-Winning Documentaries Explore the Challenges of Growing Up Female in Rural Africa

UNITED NATIONS, New York— Two award-winning films produced with the support of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, underscore the challenges faced by girls growing up in two different parts of rural Africa.

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New Annual Report Highlights Achievements of 2006

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the Executive Board of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, met here today to chart the Fund’s course for the next few years, it also had the opportunity to review past…

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Partner Perspectives

Children are dependent, to a large extent, on the health and well-being of their mothers. This recognition led, in 2005, to the merging of three separate global partnerships, which had earlier focused on child survival…

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Pop Star Lends Her Voice to Stop Maternal, Infant and Child Deaths

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – When Stara Thomas’s parents christened her after her grandmother 29 years ago, they had no idea how prophetic that name would be.

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In the Slums of Cairo, Home is a Roof Over Your Head

CAIRO, Egypt—</strong> Feryal El Sayed has called a tiny square room and a tinier cubicle containing a kitchen and a bathroom ‘home’ for the past 15 years.</p>

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