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International Day to End Violence Against Women  

In 2008 Banki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched the campaign Unite to End Violence Against Women. Banki-Moon’s vision is a world free from violence against women and girls. He believes this can only be achieved when governments, civil society, women’s organizations, men, young people, the private sector, the media and the entire UN system... Read more »


The Votes Are In: Tough Road Ahead for International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

For supporters of the U.S. government’s international family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) program, last week’s mid-term congressional elections turned out even worse than most observers had anticipated, particularly in the Senate. For the first time, FP/RH advocates may not be able depend on the Senate to remain a bulwark defending the international program from... Read more »

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