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Zimbabwe: Indigenous Christian Churches Make an About Turn on HIV Prevention

BUHERA, Zimbabwe— Bishop Xavier Chitanda does not fit the mold. Small in build and of medium height, he comes across as very unassuming.

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Y-PEER: Empowering Young People to Empower Each Other

UNITED NATIONS, New York — Her friends call her Natalia, but it’s not her real name.

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Microcredit Project Enables Girls to Start a Trade While Teaching Them HIV Prevention

N’DJAMENA, Chad — About 30 young women gaze with rapt attention as another recounts the story of a rural girl cast out of her family’s home after becoming pregnant.

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UNFPA Executive Director Promises Computers to Health Clinic in Dhaka and Urges Imams to Champion Rights of Women

<p align="left"> <strong>DHAKA, Bangladesh</strong> — On the third and final day of an official visit to Bangladesh, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations…

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Fistula Centre in Bangladesh Receives Praise and Support from UNFPA Executive Director

<p align="left"> <strong>DHAKA, Bangladesh</strong> — Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today visited the Fistula Centre in the Dhaka…

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Frank Talk about Sensitive Subjects: Youth-Friendly Services in Viet Nam

HANOI, Viet Nam — Hoai Anh is adamant about making the right choices in life, particularly when it comes to relationships and the right to have reproductive health information and services tailored to the special needs…

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Secretary-General Donates Proceeds of Culture Award to UNFPA-led Project

UNITED NATIONS, New York — United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan accepted the first Seville Node Between Cultures Award in Spain on Monday and immediately pledged its monetary prize to a UNFPA-led joint initiative…

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European Parliamentarians Visit Youth Projects in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH— Grinning with nervousness and excitement, a group of teenagers stands up and asks rapid-fire questions: What’s your name? How old are you? Are you married? How old were you when you were married? How and…

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Serial Melodrama: From Selling Soap to Social Change

UNITED NATIONS, New York — With their tales of love and betrayal, suspense and romance, vengeance and forgiveness, radio and television melodramas captivate wide audiences in every part of the world.

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