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5 April 2013
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For the first time since independence in 1991, one of Kyrgyzstan’s regions succeeded in reducing maternal mortality to zero: in the north-western Talas region, not a single woman died during 2012... Read more
5 April 2013
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ISTANBUL - The United Nations and partners are calling for renewed attention to the Millennium Development Goals as the target date for achieving the goals, the year 2015, is drawing nearer. Friday,... Read more
3 April 2013
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Ensuring that women have equal rights and opportunities is a precondition for tackling Armenia’s high selective abortion rate, UNFPA’s Assistant Representative Garik Hayrapetyan told CIVILNET TV in... Read more
29 March 2013
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In a contribution to the fight against violence against women in Turkey, the Ankara State Opera, with UNFPA support, staged “Women of the Opera”, a concert of arias featuring women exposed to... Read more
26 March 2013
Press Release
VIENNA – The key population challenges faced by many European countries – ageing, low fertility and migration – can be dealt with and should not be seen as a threat, experts said at a two-day meeting... Read more
19 March 2013
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Nazmije, a mother of three daughters from a village near the city of Durrës, is one of over 1,000 Albanians from across the entire country who participated in a series of consultations organized by... Read more
7 March 2013
Statement
On the occasion of International Women's Day, I want to take this opportunity to renew the commitment of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, to strengthening and expanding our efforts to do... Read more
7 March 2013
Statement
Great progress has been made on gender equality in legal terms across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but in practice women are still often considered inferior to men – and treated accordingly. As a... Read more
15 February 2013
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Sadaf Atoeva has worked as a midwife at the rural maternity hospital in Rudaki, a town and district in western Tajikistan, for more than 26 years. She has seen significant changes over the past years... Read more
12 February 2013
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The reasons behind the alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptive methods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are examined in a study published recently by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the... Read more

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