United Nations Population Fund

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 3rd, 2012
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Marishka Van Steenbergen, guardian.co.uk, UN report on ageing highlights how traditional practices have resulted in the deaths of thousands of older women Nyamizi, a 73-year-old widow from Sukumaland, Tanzania, was returning home from work one night when she was attacked by a man with a machete. He c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 2nd, 2012
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Women in the Extreme North Region of Cameroon face a brutal nexus of violence and hunger. As long as women remain under the domination of forms of violence – including the denial of their right to food – they will be non-citizens, says Aîssa Ngatansou Doumara. Read this article in French. Accor...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 26th, 2012
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(IRIN) – A lack of awareness of the importance of skilled hospital deliveries in Ethiopia, cultural beliefs, and transport challenges in rural areas are causing a high number of deaths during childbirth, say officials. Only 10 percent of deliveries take place within health facilities, according...
By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Mar 14th, 2012
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Never mind the phony “war on women” contraception controversy concocted by the Left to help get President Obama re-elected. There is a real gender war being launched against females around the world, as documented in a provocative article titled “The Global War Against Baby Girls”by Nicholas Eberstad...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 13th, 2011
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Brazzaville – The ethnic Bantu group in Congo is exploiting pygmy populations by subjecting them to “slavery”, according to a report published by a Congolese human rights group on Saturday. Indigenous Pygmy groups “are considered by Bantu people as property in the same way tha...
By benim
In Lifestyle
Nov 4th, 2011
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It’s a man’s world – more than ever – and that spells doom for the future. As the global population hits seven billion, experts are warning that skewed gender ratios could fuel the emergence of volatile “bachelor nations” driven by an aggressive competition for bri...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2011
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Nairobi – Health authorities in Kenya said Wednesday the country was facing a condom shortage due to high demand and procurement bottlenecks and made an emergency order of 45 million condoms. A January consignment of 19 million condoms lasted for around six weeks. The emergency supply from the ...
By benim
In Abuse
Jan 28th, 2011
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A new police unit in Lubumbashi, in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, appears to have made significant progress in tackling crimes of sexual violence, but the scale of the problem it faces is daunting. The police unit, which was set up in April 2010 in order to provide greater protec...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Jan 15th, 2011
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UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin4 January 2011 – A former Nigerian health minister with wide experience in fighting HIV/AIDS has taken over the leadership of the United Nations agency charged with assisting countries with reproductive and maternal health, and population development. Baba...
By benim
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Dec 22nd, 2010
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Mahjouba was raped in March on the nighttime streets of Mauritania’s capital, but she will not bring charges against the man she says did it since she may be the one who ends up in prison. The 25-year-old says the legal advice she received was to not go to court, leaving her to suffer in [&hell...