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End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive health chief
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Friday, 23 August 2019
End ‘shame, isolation and segregation’ of fistula sufferers, urges UN reproductive health chief
Although obstetric fistula has largely been eliminated in developed countries, more than two million women and girls still live with the painful and disfiguring condition, according to UN data.Read Full Article ...
 
‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking co
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Friday, 23 August 2019
‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ground-breaking co
One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the E...
 
Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT righ
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Friday’s Daily Brief: Honouring fallen peacekeepers, action against gender-based violence; LGBT righ
Friday's main stories include: Honouring UN peacekeepers; landmark conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence in crises; Kenya upholds LGBT ban; UNI...
 
On the Global Day of Parents, UNICEF is urging support for parents to give children ‘the best start
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Friday, 23 August 2019
On the Global Day of Parents, UNICEF is urging support for parents to give children ‘the best start
Kicking off on Saturday the first-ever global Parenting Month, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is calling on world leaders to invest in family-frie...
 
‘Catastrophic’ healthcare costs put mothers and newborns at risk
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Friday, 23 August 2019
‘Catastrophic’ healthcare costs put mothers and newborns at risk
Pregnant women are putting their lives and their babies at risk because of “catastrophic” and prohibitive healthcare costs before, during and after childbirth,...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.