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3/6/2014 - US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage
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2/26/2014 - Libya To Compensate Victims of Rape During 2011 Conflict
Libya's cabinet introduced a decree last week that will recognize women raped during the 2011 uprising as war victims and provide them with compensation....

10/31/2013 - Over 7 Million Births to Girls in the Developing World Each Year
Twenty thousand girls under age 18 give birth every day in the developing world, adding up to 7.3 million births each year....

10/30/2013 - Outrage Over Kenya Rape Grows
People around the world are calling for justice for a 16-year-old Kenyan girl who was brutally beaten, gang-raped, and thrown into a 20-foot latrine by six men in June....

9/23/2013 - Maternal Mortality Down 50 Percent in Republic of Congo
Over the past 10 years, the Republic of Congo has reduced the number of women dying in childbirth by 50 percent and, if progress continues at this rate, may reach the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75 percent by 2015....

12/13/2011 - Hotline in Sierra Leon for Fistula Treatment
A new program in Sierra Leon, established by the Gloag Foundation, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and Airtel, enables women to call a toll-free number and speak with nurses to determine whether they are eligible to receive treatment for fistulas....

10/6/2011 - House Foreign Affairs Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA
Yesterday the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted along party lines to pass a bill to defund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

1/11/2010 - Clinton Speaks on Need for International Family Planning
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke Friday on the goals outlined at the 1995 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the conference....

3/12/2009 - Obama Restores US Funding of UNFPA by Signing Omnibus Spending Bill
President Obama signed the 2009 fiscal year omnibus spending bill yesterday, which included a provision allotting $50 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

3/6/2009 - Anti-United Nations Population Fund Amendment Defeated in Senate
An amendment to the 2009 fiscal year omnibus spending bill currently under debate that would have removed funds designated for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) from the bill was defeated yesterday....

7/18/2008 - House Appropriations Allocates $600 Million to International Family Planning Programs
A House Appropriations subcommittee approved $600 million to fund international family planning programs Wednesday....

5/21/2008 - Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Fistula Addressed at Press Conference and Hill Briefing
The Congressional Democratic Women's Working Group hosted a press conference and rally followed by a Congressional briefing yesterday focused on maternal mortality around the world and the realities faced by women suffering from obstetric fistula....

5/4/2007 - Congressional Briefing Addresses Obstetric Fistula
A congressional briefing yesterday examined the effects of obstetric fistula, a hole in the birth canal suffered by young women who lack emergency obstetric care during prolonged labor....

11/22/2006 - WHO Panel Discusses Global State of Reproductive, Sexual Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored a news conference last week at the National Press Club to bring attention to the declining status of sexual and reproductive health in the global development agenda....

9/21/2006 - President Bush De-funds UNFPA for Fifth Year
President Bush announced on Friday that he is withholding the $34 million Congress had allotted for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund....

9/19/2005 - Bush Administration Again Denies UNFPA Funding
For the fourth year in a row, the Bush Administration has withheld delivering $34 million in Congressionally approved funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), based on false allegations that the UNFPA participates in coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization in China....

7/19/2005 - Afghan Women Still Face Extreme Violence, Reports UN Expert
United Nations expert Yakin Erturk said that violence against women in Afghanistan is commonplace, pointing to forced and child marriages as the primary cause of violence....

6/14/2005 - Congresswoman Maloney Introduces Bill to Increase Funding for Fistula
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Bobby Rush (D-IL), and 10 other members of Congress introduced legislation that strategically aims to redirect attention and funding to the debilitating effects of obstetric fistula on women who live primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia....

12/16/2004 - US Denies Funds That Could Stem Child Marriage
The Bush Administration's withdrawal of funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has negative consequence for the battle against child marriage....

2/13/2004 - Maloney Introduces Bill for $34 Million to UNFPA to Fight Fistula
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a bill on Wednesday that aims to make a compromise with the Bush Administration to end its withholding of funds for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

7/17/2003 - UNFPA Funding Defeated in House
In a narrow defeat for women across the world, the House voted 216 to 211 to block an amendment to this year's foreign aid bill that would have provided $100 million over two years in international family planning funds....

5/5/2003 - 34 Million Friends Campaign Hits $1 Million
A grassroots campaign launched to raise money for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) after President Bush cut funding to the organization hit the $1 million mark last week....

11/11/2002 - UNFPA Seeks to Fight Fistula in Africa
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a two-year campaign to tackle obstetric fistula in 12 sub-Saharan African countries....

4/30/2002 - More Voices Urge Bush to Release UNFPA Funds
The New York Times Nicholas Kristof joins womens rights organizations throughout the United States in urging President Bush to release $34 million appropriated to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) by Congress....