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UN releases USD 25 million for women-led projects fighting gender-based violence(Twitter/Igwebuikekings)

UN releases USD 25 million to organisations fighting violence against women and to help victims and survivors

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New York [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:47 AM IST
UN has released 25 million US dollars from its emergency fund and asked UNFPA and UN Women to channel at least 30 per cent of it to organisations preventing violence against women and help victims and survivors with access to medical care, family planning, legal advice, safe spaces, mental health services and counselling
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Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)
Teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year - UN(Twitter/BWiseHealth)

High rates of teen pregnancy costs Latin America billions of dollars a year, dampens opportunities for women - UN

By Reuters | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Bogota
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
UN’s Population Fund reveals that Latin America’s high teenage pregnancy rates are driven by a lack of sex education in schools and lack of access to free birth control for girls, which has become even harder to obtain due to the closure of health clinics in coronavirus lockdowns and has cost Mexico $4.1 billion a year, Paraguay $1.3 billion a year.
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Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director, United Nations Population Fund.(HT Photo)
Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director, United Nations Population Fund.(HT Photo)

‘Indian women are more empowered today ’: UNFPA executive director

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Dr Natalia Kanem, executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says women in India today are much more empowered to take their own decisions about their fertility and with whom, when and how to space their children.
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