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21 October 2013
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Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. More than 125 million girls and women have been... Read more
9 October 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—African governments today issued a strong reaffirmation of their common commitment to prioritizing the needs and rights of women, girls and young people. They also asserted that... Read more
25 September 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Over 150 African youth representatives, who gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 24th to 25th September 2013, identified their priorities for population and development... Read more
13 September 2013
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Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) After several years of campaigning to end one of the most harmful traditional practices affecting women in Guinea Bissau i.e. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), the... Read more
4 September 2013
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Dakar (Senegal) - A training workshop on HIV and "key populations" was held in Dakar, Senegal from 3rd to 5th September 2013 in a bid to strengthen the capacity of United Nations staff in the West... Read more
3 September 2013
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Bissau (Guinea-Bissau) Early marriage in Guinea Bissau is a common practice. Though it is prohibited, the enforcement of the law is still very difficult. Here, 14 years old Judite narrates her recent... Read more
22 August 2013
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Lome (Togo) - The 6th cooperation programme between the Government of Togo and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Country Programme Document (CPD 2014-2018) was presented to... Read more
20 August 2013
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Dakar (Senegal) As the world marks the World Humanitarian Day on 19th August whose 2013 campaign theme asks “What do you think the world needs more of?” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA),... Read more
8 August 2013
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Lome (Togo) - In a bid to end a twenty-nine year dataless period, Togo carried out its 4th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) in 2010, with financial and technical support from the... Read more
6 August 2013
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Dakar (Senegal) The African Union (AU) has launched an annual prize for excellence in maternal, newborn and child health called “Mama Afrika Award” named after late renowned South African singer and... Read more

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