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Romania: Improving Reproductive Health One District at a Time

BRANCENI, Romania — It is just 10 a.m., but the reception hall of the Family Doctor Clinic in the village of Branceni – some 80 kilometers west of Bucharest in the Teleorman District – is filled with women and their…

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Youth for Youth: Increasing Awareness, Changing Behaviour in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — It's a busy day for Gabriela Ghencea, 21, a volunteer with the Romanian NGO, Youth for Youth Foundation.

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The Face of Extreme Poverty in Suburban Bucharest

BUCIUMENI, Romania — Just 30 kilometres outside Romania's picturesque capital, past quiet, leafy suburbs, lies a complete anomaly.

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New UNFPA Effort to Assist Women Suffering from Niger's Food Crisis

NIAMEY, Niger — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, launched a new initiative earlier this month to help the millions of pregnant and nursing women affected by the ongoing food crisis in Niger.

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UNFPA Observes 2005 International Day of Older Persons in Turkmenistan

TURKMENBASHI, Turkmenistan — The contributions of Turkmenistan’s seniors to their country were acknowledged in two days of festivities in the Caspian Sea city of Turkmenbashi.

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'We Saved the Life of That Woman' -- Mobile Teams Respond to Pakistan Health Crisis

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan-administered Kashmir — Bushra, 17, went into labour a few days after the earthquake struck, but the baby didn’t come.

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Talking about Women, Peace and Security: Bucharest Workshop on Security Council Resolution 1325

BUCHAREST, Romania — Participants came to a workshop on women, peace and security from some of the most desperate or ravaged places on earth – Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Occupied Palestinian Territory,…

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Dying to Give Life: Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan

BADAKHSHAN, Afghanistan — It juts like a finger, thrusting through the freezing and windswept Pamir Mountains: jabbing through the broad plateau of Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan to the south.

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Through the Eyes of the Victim: Police Training and Domestic Violence in Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — With bloodshot, swollen eyes and aching arms and ribs, Alicia came to the police station on a Sunday morning to denounce her boyfriend.

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