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11 July 2016
  Bangkok – “Laying there in the cold and dark at the age of nine, I didn't know why my mum had to suffer this violence,” says Rachana Sunar, recalling a fearful childhood in Nepal’s far west, in a... Read more
29 April 2016
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PUNJAB, India – “I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an... Read more
7 March 2016
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UDAIPUR district, India – In India, 47 per cent of women ages 20-24 married before they were 18. In rural, tribal regions of Udaipur district, the rate of child marriage is 56 per cent. Few of the... Read more
8 June 2015
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MADHYA PRADESH/RAJASTHAN, India – “I was 16 and never missed a day at school,” recalled Komal, who was forced to drop out of school and become a child bride. “I had to leave it all as my parents had... Read more
28 November 2014
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Ending violence and discrimination against women
DELHI/NEW YORK – "Today, there is no country in the world, not one, where women and girls live free from violence," said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in a statement marking the... Read more
12 November 2014
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UNITED NATIONS, New York—Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood... Read more
7 January 2014
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NEW DELHI—Recognizing the critical health concerns facing adolescents and the broad benefits of addressing them, the Indian Government today introduced a national strategy to provide health... Read more
18 November 2013
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NEW DELHI, India  — A new study by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has found that laws to check gender discrimination and son preference in India are often ineffective, and in many cases... Read more
14 October 2013
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Stephanie Sinclair, the award-winning photographer behind the  'Too Young to Wed' exhibit, returns to India to meet a group of girls who had the courage to refuse early marriages. RAJASTHAN, India... Read more
4 June 2013
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NEW DELHI - The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. This includes India, which has its fair share of recurring disasters throughout the country. It is estimated that... Read more

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