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Carers offer more support to women who are raped in South Sudan

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Women in South Sudan are increasingly becoming victims of gender-based violence and rape as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country, according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. The agency…

23 Sep 2014 / Listen /

Over 180,000 women still die from pregnancy and childbirth in Africa

A mother gives one of her children a bath outside of their temporary shelter in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.
Credit: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Despite progress that Africa has made in the past 20 years in the advancement of women, over 180,000 women…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

First Ladies of Africa working together to empower women

UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The First Ladies of Africa are calling on the international community to strengthen support for maternal and new-born health.…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /

UN establishes trust fund for response to Ebola in West Africa

Personal protective equipment for Ebola health care workers includes individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields, as well as boots covered with disposable protection.  WHO/Christina Banluta

A fund has been established by the United Nations to ensure a coherent contribution to the efforts to combat…

22 Sep 2014 / Listen /
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