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Siddharth Chatterjee appointed to lead United Nations in KenyaResident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Pr
Siddharth Chatterjee appointed to lead United Nations in Kenya
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Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to his appointment Chatterjee, was the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Kenya. Ruth Kagia a Senior Advisor at International Relations and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Sex education not about sex–DepEdand the norms of interpersonal relations to discourage premarital sex and teena
Sex education not about sex–DepEd
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
and the norms of interpersonal relations to discourage premarital sex and teenage pregnancy. According to estimates by the United Nations Population Fund, more than 60 percent of Filipino women from 2000-2010 became mothers before they reached the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Department of Gender Holds Sensitization Workshop On National Gender Policylevels and sectors. It was organized by the Department of Gender, a Department
Department of Gender Holds Sensitization Workshop On National Gender Policy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
levels and sectors. It was organized by the Department of Gender, a Department under MoGCSP, with funding support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). In an address to welcome participants to the workshop in Accra, yesterday, the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Using data to better address violence against womenThursday, 25 August 2016, 10:39 amPress Release: United Nations Population Fund
Using data to better address violence against women
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:39 amPress Release: United Nations Population FundPress Release 24 August 2016The power of numbers: using data to better address violence against womenkNOwVAWdata:... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nollywood's Funke Akindele Turns 40 Yearsworthy of all the praises. Happy Birthday to me", she wrote on Instagram. Funk
Nollywood's Funke Akindele Turns 40 Years
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
worthy of all the praises. Happy Birthday to me", she wrote on Instagram. Funke became famous after featuring in popular United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sponsored sitcom, I Need To Know. She played Bisi, a curious but highly intelligent... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Japan, UNFPA and AfricaDevelopment (TICAD VI), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretar
Japan, UNFPA and Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Development (TICAD VI), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, examines how collaboration with Japan and UNFPA is advancing reproductive, maternal and child... Read more
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New Kerala
Despite sporting glory, Indian women struggle to rise ( - newkerala.com #108664sex ratio does not improve, there will be 23 million fewer women (aged 29-40) t
Despite sporting glory, Indian women struggle to rise ( - newkerala.com #108664
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
sex ratio does not improve, there will be 23 million fewer women (aged 29-40) than there should be by 2030, according to a United Nations Population Fund projection. Sex selection was introduced in India to control population growth, based on the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The True Measure of Leadership Is Influencewriter is an independent certified coach, trainer and speaker with the John Max
The True Measure of Leadership Is Influence
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
writer is an independent certified coach, trainer and speaker with the John Maxwell Team. Prior to this, she served as an operations manager and project specialist at United Nations Population Fund, both in Rwanda and... Read more
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Sun Star
Popcom eyes law to address teen pregnancywas back in December 2012 when then-President Benigno Aquino III passed the RH
Popcom eyes law to address teen pregnancy
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
was back in December 2012 when then-President Benigno Aquino III passed the RH Law. Such a move was ably supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), who said the problem of teenage pregnancy has grown to become more than a simple... Read more
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New Kerala
Why Olympian Sakshi Malik is important for 'gender-critical' Rohtak ( - newkerala.com #107464If it does not improve, by 2030, India will have 23 million fewer women (aged 2
Why Olympian Sakshi Malik is important for 'gender-critical' Rohtak ( - newkerala.com #107464
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
If it does not improve, by 2030, India will have 23 million fewer women (aged 29-40) than it should, according to a United Nations Population Fund projection. India's child sex ratio is 919 girls for every 1,000 boys, according to Census... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Magufuli Urged Regional Leaders to Tackle Chronic Problemsfor the benefit of East Africans. Meanwhile, President Magufuli said goodbye t
Magufuli Urged Regional Leaders to Tackle Chronic Problems
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
for the benefit of East Africans. Meanwhile, President Magufuli said goodbye to former Country Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), Dr Natalia Kanem, who has recently been appointed to the post of Deputy Secretary... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Over 4.7 Million Girls Between Ages 15-19 Suffers Physical, Sexual Violence - UNFPAThe United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) on Wednesday said over 4.7 million g
Over 4.7 Million Girls Between Ages 15-19 Suffers Physical, Sexual Violence - UNFPA
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) on Wednesday said over 4.7 million girls within the age bracket of 15-19 suffers physical and sexual violence according to statistics as at 2015. UNFA stated this at the launch of the Adolecent Girl Child... Read more
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Daily Mail
Ashley Judd announces she is going back to school at UC Berkeleyprogramme.' Globetrotter: Her previous policy engagement has included an appoi
Ashley Judd announces she is going back to school at UC Berkeley
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
programme.' Globetrotter: Her previous policy engagement has included an appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund Acknowledging the 'talented and virtuous, well-meaning, smart' applicants, she committed to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The UN Steps Up Efforts to End Child Marriagerape as a crime, etc.), and loopholes between customary and statutory laws that
The UN Steps Up Efforts to End Child Marriage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
rape as a crime, etc.), and loopholes between customary and statutory laws that permit child marriage. At UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, we estimate that child marriage is a reality faced by 17.4 million girls each year. But if we... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Zanzibar Insists On Proper Mode of Foreign Employmentthe government include promoting the private sector for more employment, and se
Zanzibar Insists On Proper Mode of Foreign Employment
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
the government include promoting the private sector for more employment, and self-employment. Dr Azzah Amin Nofily from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said unemployment is a global crisis, calling for concerted efforts to minimize the... Read more
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The Hindu
‘Situation worse for old women in India’research document, “Innovative Practice For Care of Elderly Women in India,” pr
‘Situation worse for old women in India’
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
research document, “Innovative Practice For Care of Elderly Women in India,” prepared by Stree Shakti in association with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The group has recommended a panel for aged women within the National Commission for... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
MMDAs asked to sponsor youth for skills trainingwas on the theme: “Investing in Youth Health for Poverty Eradication and Susta
MMDAs asked to sponsor youth for skills training
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 12 days ago
was on the theme: “Investing in Youth Health for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Livelihood,” was sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund. Mr Shaibu said the NYA has come out with the National Youth Policy and its implementation... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Are Making Up for Lean Resources With Prudence in Govtshortage of resources in the country. The President spoke on Thursday at the S
We Are Making Up for Lean Resources With Prudence in Govt
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
shortage of resources in the country. The President spoke on Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Appropriation Bill Lacks Transparency - Dogarathe severe shortage of resources in the country. The president spoke yesterday
Appropriation Bill Lacks Transparency - Dogara
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 days ago
the severe shortage of resources in the country. The president spoke yesterday at State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and under-secretary general of the United Nations, Prof Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
I'm No More a Womanizer - Actor John Dumelohimself, John stated that he likes doing charity works, he is a business-minded
I'm No More a Womanizer - Actor John Dumelo
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
himself, John stated that he likes doing charity works, he is a business-minded person and a very jovial person. John Dumelo is set to be made Obstetric Fistula Ambassador of Ghana by the Ministry of Health and United Nations Population Fund (UNFP... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Obstetric Fistula on the rise in Ghana - Researchpatients is not available. In order to raise funds for the treatment of this co
Obstetric Fistula on the rise in Ghana - Research
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 15 days ago
patients is not available. In order to raise funds for the treatment of this condition, the Ministry of Health, and the United Nations Population Fund have endorsed actor, John Dumelo as Obstetric Fistula ambassador to aid in the fund... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
These Are Difficult Times, Admits Buharisevere shortage of resources in the country. The president spoke yesterday at
These Are Difficult Times, Admits Buhari
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
severe shortage of resources in the country. The president spoke yesterday at the State House, Abuja when he received the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ministry Despatches Team As Polio Re-Emerges in Bornofears the re-emergence could stall the World Health Organisation's polio-free c
Ministry Despatches Team As Polio Re-Emerges in Borno
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
fears the re-emergence could stall the World Health Organisation's polio-free certification by 2017. Adewole and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and UN Under Secretary General, Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, met... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt, WHO Confirm New Polio Cases in Bornoadvocate family planning issues within and outside the country.The meeting was
Govt, WHO Confirm New Polio Cases in Borno
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
advocate family planning issues within and outside the country.The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Health, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and USAID. Urging state governments to improve investments in sexual and reproductive... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Oil Price Crash Has Made Nigeria Poorhas been very difficult for his administration. He spoke at the Aso Rock Presi
Oil Price Crash Has Made Nigeria Poor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
has been very difficult for his administration. He spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General, Professor Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Buhari Says Transparency, Accountability Helping FG to Keep Afloatto the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari‎ spoke at
Buhari Says Transparency, Accountability Helping FG to Keep Afloat
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said Buhari‎ spoke at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof. Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria's Suddenly a Poor Countrysudden drop in the price of crude oil in the international market. The Preside
Nigeria's Suddenly a Poor Country
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
sudden drop in the price of crude oil in the international market. The President, who stated this while playing host the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, and United Nations' Under-Secretary-General, Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, in Abuja,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nigeria Is a Poor Country, Accountability Is Not Making People Know There Is Severe Shortagetransparency and accountability were paying off. The President spoke Thursday
Nigeria Is a Poor Country, Accountability Is Not Making People Know There Is Severe Shortage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
transparency and accountability were paying off. The President spoke Thursday at State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Professor... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Oil Price Crash - Nigeria Suddenly Poorfor his administration. He was speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in
Oil Price Crash - Nigeria Suddenly Poor
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
for his administration. He was speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Professor... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Nigeria, Its People, Are Sufferingsevere shortage of resources in the country. The President spoke Thursday at t
Why Nigeria, Its People, Are Suffering
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
severe shortage of resources in the country. The President spoke Thursday at the State House, Abuja, while receiving the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director and Under Secretary General of the United Nations, Prof Babatunde... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Domestication of Child Rights Act Will Protect Rights of Teenage Girlstoday to join the entire global community in commemorating the World Population
Domestication of Child Rights Act Will Protect Rights of Teenage Girls
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
today to join the entire global community in commemorating the World Population Day. Today has been set aside by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to draw the attention of governments and developmental agencies on population issues... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Nigeria Can Develop Like Asian Tigers - UN Underachieve a highly developed economy through "planning and investments" in its yo
How Nigeria Can Develop Like Asian Tigers - UN Under
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
achieve a highly developed economy through "planning and investments" in its young people, said Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
State Among Highest Contributors of Out of School ChildrenDay marked in Kaduna and organised by the Kaduna state Ministry for Budget and
State Among Highest Contributors of Out of School Children
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
Day marked in Kaduna and organised by the Kaduna state Ministry for Budget and Planning in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), the governor, while quoting a UNICEF report said, 40 per cent of Nigerian children,... Read more
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Sun Star
Central Visayas has country’s most number of pregnant teenstogether in providing authentic education in human sexuality that the body is s
Central Visayas has country’s most number of pregnant teens
Sun Star / Posted 17 days ago
together in providing authentic education in human sexuality that the body is sacred,” he said. A study conducted by the United Nations Population Fund revealed a decline in adolescent fertility rate in countries among the Asia-Pacific except the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Keeping Girls in School Ensures Prosperityyoung girls like Brenda are married off by elders without the least regard for
Keeping Girls in School Ensures Prosperity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
young girls like Brenda are married off by elders without the least regard for their own opinion. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) statistics, 27,2 percent of 15-19 year old girls in rural Zimbabwe have already... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women's Full Participationby improvements in the material conditions of ordinary women's lives. As the N
Sustainable Development in Africa Will Not Be Achieved Without Women's Full Participation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
by improvements in the material conditions of ordinary women's lives. As the National Honorary Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya, I am well aware of just how far women in Africa still have to go not only in... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Better safe than sorryalarming rise of sexually-transmitted diseases are troubling realities one can’
Better safe than sorry
Manila Bulletin / Posted 21 days ago
alarming rise of sexually-transmitted diseases are troubling realities one can’t simply turn one’s back on. In the latest United Nations Population Fund report, nearly a billion females from Asia Pacific aged 10-24 years old are considered to be... Read more
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Rappler
DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girlsthat schools and other learning facilities should comply with. According to Kl
DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girls
Rappler / Posted 22 days ago
that schools and other learning facilities should comply with. According to Klaus Beck, the country representative of the United Nations Population Fund to the Philippines, comprehensive sexuality education in the country still "leaves something... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Prosperous Paths Programme Deliverssurpassed its target of educating 5000 girls on gender equality and women's emp
Prosperous Paths Programme Delivers
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
surpassed its target of educating 5000 girls on gender equality and women's empowerment. According to Dennia Gayle of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Anthea Basson of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Windhoek, with... Read more
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SciDev.net
Mobile tech enables family planning data accessof Public Health, during the meeting in Kenya on 27 June. The meeting involvin
Mobile tech enables family planning data access
SciDev.net / Posted 23 days ago
of Public Health, during the meeting in Kenya on 27 June. The meeting involving the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Population Fund and the Kenya government aimed to assess the country’s progress in addressing family planning... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Saraki Urges Probe of Alleged Diversion of IDPs' Relief Materialsa humanitarian convoy moving from Bama to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. T
Saraki Urges Probe of Alleged Diversion of IDPs' Relief Materials
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
a humanitarian convoy moving from Bama to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The convoy included staff from UNICEF, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Following this attack, UNICEF... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Traditional Midwives in Frontline of Drive to Cut Maternal Deathsthem with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Founda
Traditional Midwives in Frontline of Drive to Cut Maternal Deaths
AllAfrica.com / Posted 23 days ago
them with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 488 expectant mothers die per year in Kenya per 100,000 live births. This compares... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Kenya's traditional midwives in frontline of drive to cut maternal deathsthem with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Founda
Kenya's traditional midwives in frontline of drive to cut maternal deaths
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 23 days ago
them with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 488 expectant mothers die per year in Kenya per 100,000 live births. This compares... Read more
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Reuters
Kenya's traditional midwives in frontline of drive to cut maternal deathsthem with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Founda
Kenya's traditional midwives in frontline of drive to cut maternal deaths
Reuters / Posted 23 days ago
them with referral of pregnant mothers," Otieno told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. According to a 2014 report from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 488 expectant mothers die per year in Kenya per 100,000 live births. This compares... Read more
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FOX News
Invest in 'army of midwives' to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeriafor most childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, have a critical
Invest in 'army of midwives' to cut stillbirths, maternal deaths in Nigeria
FOX News / Posted 24 days ago
for most childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, have a critical shortage of midwives, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and World Health Organisation. Midwives can provide the majority of the services... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Call for New Momentum to Combat Teenage Pregnancies"Investing in Teenage Girls" in Gatsibo District. Addressing the gathering, Da
Call for New Momentum to Combat Teenage Pregnancies
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
"Investing in Teenage Girls" in Gatsibo District. Addressing the gathering, Daniel Alemu, the deputy representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), commended Government's sustained investment in the youth but said that more effort... Read more
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DW
Afghan activists concerned about rise in child marriages |abuse. On the rise Reports show that child marriage is pervasive in many rura
Afghan activists concerned about rise in child marriages |
DW / Posted 25 days ago
abuse. On the rise Reports show that child marriage is pervasive in many rural areas of Afghanistan. A 2012 study by the United Nations Population Fund revealed that Afghanistan was among the 41 countries in which 30 percent or more of the women... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
European Nation Cultivating National Development in Post War Nationwhen she led an LRA delegation to the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. On July 21
European Nation Cultivating National Development in Post War Nation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
when she led an LRA delegation to the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia. On July 21 this year, the Embassy of Sweden and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed an agreement for the implementation of a four-year project: 'Empowered and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mkapa Foundation Saves Numerous Livesthan ten years strived to motivate health workers in rural areas. According to
Mkapa Foundation Saves Numerous Lives
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
than ten years strived to motivate health workers in rural areas. According to a survey conducted by BMF in support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released in Dar es Salaam recently, shortage of health workers has slowed down.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Intensify Campaign to End Gender Inequalityrate of mothers dying in childbirth, and by harmful practices such as child mar
Intensify Campaign to End Gender Inequality
AllAfrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
rate of mothers dying in childbirth, and by harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation. The United Nations Population Fund is displeased that too often, Tanzanian girls suffer from sexual and gender-based violence in... Read more
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