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Indonesian NGO Works to Stop Violence against Women by Providing Shelter, Raising Awareness and Taking Perpetrators to Court

JAKARTA—Visiting a small town in Tasikmalaya, Central Java, former first lady Shinta Nuriyah appeared before a crowd of local women.

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Doctors United in Their Desire to Help Women

KANO, Nigeria—Dr. Said Ahmad Mohammad and Dr. Bill Meyer had never set eyes on each other until a little over a week ago.

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Fortnight Prepares More Nigerian Doctors to Fight Fistula

BIRNIN KEBBI Nigeria—Dr. Mustafa Lawal checks on his patient, 20-year-old Rahamu Manu, in the recovery ward of the Birnin Kebbi Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Centre in northern Nigeria.

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Extending Help to Migrant Communities Hit by Tsunami

NAM KHEM, Phang-nga Province, Thailand—When the tsunami waters raged through this fishing town, home to thousands of migrant families from Myanmar, Nu Nu Aye raced to the office of World Vision, where she volunteered as…

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UK Doctor at "Home" in Nigerian Fortnight Effort

KATSINA, Nigeria—For Dr. Gloria Esegbona, participating in the “ Fistula Fortnight ” is like coming home.

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Fistula a Men's Issue, Too

KATSINA, Nigeria—About 30 men, seated on scattered plastic bags and straw mats, gather under the meager shade of a nim tree on the grounds of the Babbar Ruga Fistula Hospital.

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Healing Wounds, Restoring Hope in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria— Fatima was 14-years-old when she married. Soon after, she fell pregnant.

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Viet Nam: Transforming Village Economies One Woman at a Time

DONG LOI, Viet Nam. Nestled in the forested uplands of northern Viet Nam, Dong Loi village sits at the end of a verdant valley.

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Winners of 2004 International Poster Contest Selected

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 9 February 2005—Winners of the 2004 International Poster Contest, organized by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for young artists worldwide, have been selected.

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