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8 March 2014
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UNFPA Executive Director's statement: International Women's Day 2014

As we commemorate International Women's Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free... Read more

23 January 2014
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Government committed to UNFPA supported Life Skills Education package in 2014

Life Skills Education is part of the new government's 100 day road map pledged the Minister of Education at the ceremony to launch of the State of the World Population Report on the 8 December 2013.... Read more

23 January 2014
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Women’s Rights in the Context of Islam is possible

UNFPA jointly with OHCHR and UN Women organized a training workshop on "Realizing Gender Equality in the Family within a Framework of Islam" during 17th to 20th November 2013. Twenty eight... Read more

23 January 2014
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Violence Against Women is a Grave Offense – says Gender Advocates

The Thinakun Ekeh Campaign to end domestic violence in the Maldives, and to mark the 16 days of activism on eliminating violence against women was launched for the fourth consecutive year in Maldives... Read more

23 January 2014
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Women’s hope to get tested for cervical cancer in now a reality in Maldives

Last week routine services for early diagnosis of cervical cancer became available for Maldivian women. Maryam, a 36 year old mother of two, was voluntarily screened when health care workers in Male... Read more

23 January 2014
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Practical and Cost-effective Screening for Cervical Cancer using VIA Launched in Maldives

Last week routine services for early diagnosis of cervical cancer became available for Maldivian women. Maryam, a 36 year old mother of two, was voluntarily screened when health care workers in Male... Read more

23 January 2014
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National Strategy to roll out Domestic Violence Act underway

UNFPA supports the consultations for a common platform to discuss challenges and opportunities for the services for domestic violence survivors protected under the Domestic Violence Act. The law... Read more

1 December 2013
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Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013

Today, as we mark World AIDS Day, we can point to significant progress in the global response to the epidemic on the road to reaching the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero... Read more

1 December 2013
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The Secretary General's message on World AIDS Day 2013

On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are... Read more

12 October 2013
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Keep Women and Girls at the Heart of Development

As world leaders reviewed progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly last month, some observers and development experts rightly reminded... Read more

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