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Actress, UN officials urge support for campaign to eliminate violence against women
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Actress, UN officials urge support for campaign to eliminate violence against women
Academy-Award winning actress and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and senior world body officials today issued a call for greater support for an online petition aimed at eliminating violence against women.Read Full Article ...
 
Liberia: UN-backed anti-rape campaign reaches country's north
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Liberia: UN-backed anti-rape campaign reaches country's north
A United Nations-backed campaign to stamp out rape in Liberia, the highest reported crime in the West African country as it recovers from a devastating civil w...
 
Bangladeshi women receive fistula surgery at UN-run medical training session
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Bangladeshi women receive fistula surgery at UN-run medical training session
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has helped 29 Bangladeshi women suffering from obstetric fistula, a debilitating injury resulting from giving birth,...
 
Experienced gender official from Spain chosen to head UNIFEM
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Sunday, 20 April 2008
Experienced gender official from Spain chosen to head UNIFEM
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that InRead Full Article ...
 
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,...
 
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