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Sierra Leone: UN raises awareness of laws to curb violence against women
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Sierra Leone: UN raises awareness of laws to curb violence against women
Two United Nations agencies have joined forces with a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in Sierra Leone to heighten awareness of three new gender laws, passed by the West African nation's Parliament, in a bid to reduce the level of violence and abuse against women.Read Full Article ...
 
UN forum examines positive impact of urbanization on development
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN forum examines positive impact of urbanization on development
Urbanization can have a positive impact on development issues such as poverty, inequality and environmental degradation, so long as the appropriate policies ar...
 
UN urges Group of Eight nations to step up investments in maternal health
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN urges Group of Eight nations to step up investments in maternal health
A United Nations-backed drive issued a call to the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations today to fulfil their prior pledges to global heal...
 
UN-backed TV series peels back silence surrounding worldwide sexual violence
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UN-backed TV series peels back silence surrounding worldwide sexual violence
With one in three women worldwide suffering rape or attempted rape during her lifetime and at least one in three likely to be beaten, coerced into sex or other...
 
UNICEF teams up with V-Day campaign to stop rape in DR Congo
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
UNICEF teams up with V-Day campaign to stop rape in DR Congo
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the global movement to end violence against women and girls known as V-Day have launched a new partnership to e...
 
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