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Portraits of West African Youth

<p align="left"> <strong>GUINEA BISSAU</strong> — <em>Last month, more than 80 youth representatives from 10 West African countries met here for the subregional meeting of the Youth…

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Men Challenge Destructive Concepts of Masculinity in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe — “Men do cry,” reads a poster in the Harare headquarters of Padare – the Men’s Forum on Gender.

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Murder and Mutilation Stalk the Women of Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala— Above Guatemala City morgue and forensic medical service, clouds of vultures circle and dip.

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Older People a Resource, Not a Burden, in AIDS Fight

DOI SAKET, Chiang Mai, Thailand — In modern societies where people tend to place products above human relations, older people are often considered a burden.

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Female Medical Teams in Pakistan Reach More Women and Save More Lives than before the Earthquake

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan</strong> — When the earthquake struck on 8 October 2005, Larmirjan’s house collapsed.

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Community Group Helps Urban Poor Avoid or Cope with Teen Pregnancy

MANILA, Philippines —“My advice to other teens is, ‘Think before you act.’” So says Janice Banaag, a new mother at 18.

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Domestic Violence in the Republic of Moldova: Ending the Silence and Supporting Survivors

“I endured nine years of consistent physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my husband,” says Angela.

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UNFPA Launches Global Programme to Prevent Shortfalls in Essential Supplies

BRUSSELS — Noting that reproductive health commodities remain dangerously under-funded, Mari Simonen, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (External Relations, UN Affairs and Management) launched a major global initiative…

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On the Silk Road: Improving the Health and Welfare of Young People in Uzbekistan

KHIVA, Uzbekistan — For centuries, this ancient, walled oasis flourished with trade in silk, carpets, furs and precious metals.

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