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And the Council Agrees, Strongly Condemns Gender Violence, Rights Violations; Urges Immediate Halt

UNITED NATIONS, New York—After strong statements and appeals by Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA — the United Nations Population Fund – and several others, the Security Council last week strongly…

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Enduring and Overcoming the Ordeal of Fistula

Khartoum, Sudan—The midday sun in this desert capital is merciless. Nevertheless, a handful of women endure the hundred-degree heat by sharing the sparse shade of a few trees in the courtyard of the Dr. Abbo Fistula…

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World's Newest Country Counts Self

Preliminary results of the first total census in Timor-Leste since its independence in 2002 were released in the capital, Dili, earlier this month.

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Struggling to End Female Genital Cutting in Uganda

Betty Cheboi sits uneasily on a small wooden bench in her ramshackle shop perched on the edge of a jagged ravine in the remote hill community of Kapchorwa, near Mt. Elgon in western Uganda.

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Rwandan Parliamentarians Work To Halve Maternal Deaths

KIBUYE, Rwanda — The network of Rwandan parliamentarians this week outlined a bold four-point advocacy programme to reduce maternal deaths by 40 per cent by increasing the nation’s low contraceptive prevalence rate of 4…

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Germany's Government 'Called to Account'

Alfred Biolek, prominent German television personality and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, presented a giant invoice to the State Secretary of the German Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation, Erich Stather.

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Peer Educators Network Works to Prevent Spread of HIV/AIDS Among Youth in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Her friends call her Natalia, but it’s not her real name. This 20-year-old blonde from St. Petersburg, the Russian Federation, was diagnosed HIV positive a year ago. Natalia claims her stepfather forced her to have sex…

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UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Visits Kabul

UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Goedele Liekens traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan for a one day visit on 20 May.

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Women and HIV/AIDS: Confronting the Crisis

Helen Ditsebe-Mhone is an outspoken advocate of the need to take action to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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