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8/15/2002 - Male Preference Continues to Grow in Asia
In India and China, where cultural beliefs remain steadfast, recent reports show that the preference for sons has dramatically widened female-male birth ratios and boosted incidents of infanticide....

7/25/2002 - US Backs Out, Europe Steps in with $32 Million for the UNFPA
Responding swiftly to President Bushs decision to cut the $34 million appropriated by Congress earlier this year for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the European Union (EU) stepped in with $31.8 million to fund projects by the UNFPA and the International Planned Parenthood Federation....

7/8/2002 - Barcelona Hosts Week-long International AIDS Conference
Fifteen thousand delegates including researchers, activists, and health care professionals, convened in Barcelona, Spain yesterday for the opening session of the six-day International AIDS Conference....

6/24/2002 - Bush Offers Limited Options for Global HIV Prevention
In a Rose Garden ceremony last week, President Bush unveiled his International Mother and Child HIV Prevention Initiative, earmarking $500 million over the next five years to 12 African countries and a few Caribbean countries for reducing transmission of the HIV virus from mother to child....

6/10/2002 - Senate Votes Support for Delivery of UNFPA Funds
Despite veto threats from President Bush, the Senate approved 71 to 22 an emergency spending bill (S 2551) last week that includes language calling on the Bush administration to disburse up to $34 million already appropriated to the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) - a major supplier of modern methods of contraception in the developing world....

6/10/2002 - Growing Need for Contraceptives Funding in Developing Nations
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released a report in the latest issue of Population Reports, Family Planning Logistics: Strengthening the Supply Chain, warning that declining contraceptive funding in developing countries could result in more unwanted pregnancies and higher cases of sexually transmitted diseases....

5/28/2002 - House Passes Supplemental Appropriations Bill Without UNFPA Amendments
Early Friday morning, the House of Representatives, passed HR 4775, a $29 billion supplemental appropriations bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002....

5/23/2002 - House Committee Reverses July 10 Release of UNFPA Funds
One week after approving the Lowey-Kolbe amendment which set a July 10 deadline for the release of $34 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the US House Appropriations Committee narrowly reversed its vote 32-30 passing an amendment by Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) to drop the July 10 deadline and cap the UNFPA Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 funding at $34 million....

5/15/2002 - House Republicans Aim to Stop Release of UNFPA Funds
Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) has threatened to introduce an amendment to the emergency appropriations bill that would give the president discretion over how much, if any, of the $34 million appropriated to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will be released during the 2002 fiscal year....

5/13/2002 - House Committee Votes to Release UNFPA Funds
The House Appropriations Committee voted last week to release $34 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) by July 10, 2002....

5/3/2002 - State Dept to Assess UNFPA in China
The State Department announced yesterday that it will send a 3-person delegation to China later this month to assess the United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA) activities there....

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....

4/22/2002 - Gender Perspective Needed in World Environmental Policies
As communities nationwide celebrate Earth Day today, women environmental leaders are calling for more women decision-makers in environmental policy worldwide....

4/8/2002 - US Freeze Forces UNFPA Cuts
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been forced to cut new programs and staff because of under-funding experienced after the Bush Administration froze $34 million appropriated for UNFPA by Congress....

1/24/2002 - Members of Congress Call for UNFPA Funds to Be Released
House Foreign Operations appropriations subcommittee chair Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) urged President Bush to begin spending the $34 million Congress slated for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and cautioned him that if funds were not spent, There would be consequences. Kolbe and his counterpart in the Senate, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), emphasized that funding UNFPA was, according to Kolbe, clearly the intent of Congress....

1/14/2002 - Bush Denies Release of Funds for International Family Planning
President Bush placed a temporary hold on $34 million intended for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as part of a foreign aid appropriations bill the President signed last Thursday....

11/19/2001 - UNFPA Urges Womens Needs Must Be Addressed in Peace Process
Leaders from world governments, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concluded a three-day meeting on The Impact of Conflict on Women and Girls, finding that addressing womens needs must be incorporated into any global response to post-conflict situations....

11/8/2001 - Womens Empowerment Essential to Controlling World Population, Alleviating Poverty
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released a new report finding that empowering women and enabling them to control their fertility and reproduction are key to ensuring better environmental conditions and a decrease in global poverty....

11/5/2001 - Afghan Refugee Women Face Danger in Camps
Even after escaping the Taliban and fleeing to refugee camps in Pakistan, Afghan women are not free from danger, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative Dr....

10/9/2001 - Afghan Women Refugees in Continued Crisis
Acknowledging a healthcare crisis for Afghan women refugees, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has requested $4.5 million for donor countries to provide refugees with reproductive healthcare services including services intended to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)....

9/20/2000 - UNFPA Report Cites Widespread Violence Against Women And High Illegal Abortion Death Rate
The United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) State of World Population Report 2000 finds that "violence against women and girls remains firmly rooted in all cultures around the world." According to the reports findings 67% of women in Papau New Guinea, 47% of women in Bangladesh, 45% of women in Ethiopia, 40% of women in India, 27% of women in Mexico and 22% of women in the United States reported physical assault by a male partner....