Africa – UN spotlights Women’s and Children’s health improving

In Africa, UN chief spotlights progress in improving women’s and children’s health 26 May 2011 Visiting health workers in Ethiopia today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spotlighted the progress made in improving the health of women and children, while also stressing the need to do more to avoid needless deaths. “We have seen so many women and children dying needlessly from preventable diseases,” Mr. Ban told reporters at the Ambo Mesk health post in Bahir Dar, in Ethiopia’s … [Read more...]

'City of Joy' assists and empowers survivors of sexual violence in DR Congo

   UNICEF: 'City of Joy' assists and empowers survivors of sexual violence in DR Congo   By Cornelia Walther   BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 9 February 2011 – Under a blue sky, the air is filled with women’s laughter and songs. It is the perfect setting for the opening of ‘City of Joy,’ a joint project of UNICEF and the non-governmental organization V-Day, providing a safe haven for survivors of sexual violence.        City of Joy will serve 180 women between the ages of 14 and … [Read more...]

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