CSW – Violence Against Women, Sexual, Reproductive Health

CSW 2012 The fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 27 February to 9 March 2012. The closing meeting was held on 15 March 2012. The 2012 session focused on the following key areas: Priority Theme: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges Review Theme: Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women Emerging … [Read more...]

Intel, UNFPA to Boost Health Workers’ Skills around the World

Intel and UNFPA to Boost Health Workers’ Skills around the World Collaboration will provide technological infrastructure to train midwives and health workers in selected developing countries UNITED NATIONS, New York/SANTA CLARA, California—The high number of unnecessary deaths during pregnancy and childbirth is unacceptable for Intel Corporation and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.   In an effort to address that problem, Intel and UNFPA have announced a joint commitment … [Read more...]

Adele Butler is Taking Action!

The War Against Womanhood 'Breast ironing' is not only a term, it is really a hot iron used thinking the breast will flatten ...Stones are heated on scorching flames and are massaged rigorously to limp a girl's firm nipples and flatten her breasts. Other common tools include bananas, coconut shells, spatulas and hammers heated over a blistering fire. Just recently I read about a practice in Cameroon which deeply disturbed me. In the privacy of their homes and behind closed doors, … [Read more...]

Tanzania: Artists Voice their Support to Improved Maternal Health

    Artists Voice their Support to Improved Maternal Health in Tanzania      DAR ES SALAM, Tanzania — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, along with MDGFive.com, a network of global artists, have brought together a group of renowned American and Tanzanian artists to use music and songs in raising awareness of the maternal health situation in Tanzania. Linked to the lively Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Zanzibar, the creative collaboration has just concluded a three-day music … [Read more...]

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