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7 July 2010

UN Creates a New Structure for Empowerment of Women

UNITED NATIONS — In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously today to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. The... Read more

4 July 2010

16 Forms of Gender Violence and 16 Ways to Stop It

UNITED NATIONS — Violence against women takes many forms: sexual assault, child marriage, incest, wife beating, prostitution, female genital mutilation, dowry-related violence, trafficking, sexual... Read more

26 June 2010

ECWR and UNFPA Organize an Awareness Day for Youth to Combat Sexual Harassment in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT — The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR), in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and in coordination with the Women and Development Society in... Read more

13 June 2010

UNFPA Executive Director Honoured for a Lifetime of Delivering for Women

WASHINGTON, USA — UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya A. Obaid was presented an award for a lifetime of delivering for women at the close of an intense, three-day show of support for the women of the... Read more

10 June 2010

Conference on FGM in Egypt: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities

CAIRO, EGYPT — The seminar titled "Interventions to Accelerate the Abandonment of FGM: Lessons Learned, Challenges and Opportunities" gathered activists, international organizations, professionals... Read more

8 June 2010

Global Health Leaders Issue Call to Action to Increase Number of Midwives in Developing World

UNITED NATIONS — Global health leaders at Women Deliver, the world’s largest maternal health conference, have called on the G-8 and G-20 to dramatically increase investments in midwifery services in... Read more

7 June 2010

Outreach Workers Participate in the Theatre-Based Education Training at the NCCM

CAIRO, EGYPT — A theatre-based education training using Y-PEER manuals and trainers was held in Cairo between 30 May and 3rd June at the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) premises... Read more

30 May 2010

2010 Fistula Campaign: Darfur Fistula Patients Count on UNFPA for Regular Help

UNITED NATIONS — Annual fistula campaigns in North Darfur began in 2001 at Elfasher’s Fistula Centre. UNFPA became involved following the onset of the conflict in Darfur in 2004. Ever since, UNFPA... Read more

14 May 2010

Renowned Musicians Collaborate on "8 Goals for Africa"

UNITED NATIONS — Eight of Africa’s best known musicians are calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in a song, video and... Read more

5 May 2010

Gender Responsive National Plans in the Spotlight at the National Council for Women

Gender Responsive National Plans colloquium, held by the National Council for Women (NCW) this May. The seminar aimed at reviewing the progress made in integrating gender in the National Development... Read more