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4/20/2004 - Leading Womens Groups Grade Bush Administration
One week before the March for Women's Lives, leading women's groups released a scorecard grading the Bush Administration on issues affecting women around the world, finding the Bush Administration long on rhetoric but falling far short on reality....

3/23/2004 - Report Urges Investment in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care
A report released by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) stresses the importance for donor countries to invest in sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries....

2/25/2004 - UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the world's largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes....

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)....

2/6/2004 - Report: Investing in Women's Reproductive Health Has Huge Benefits
Leading health policy experts released a report stating that investing in women's reproductive and sexual health services results in huge medical benefits and could save more than a million lives every year....

1/29/2004 - Senate Approves $34 Million for UNFPA
The Senate on Thursday approved an omnibus spending bill that included $34 million for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

11/24/2003 - Interfaith Delegation Urges President Bush To Restore UNFPA Funding
A delegation of nine religious leaders released a report to the White House and the US State Department asking that the United States restore and increase funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) because the UNFPA promotes high quality and voluntary reproductive health care in China....

11/10/2003 - Maternal Mortality Tripled in Iraq Since 1990
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently released a report showing that maternal mortality in Iraq has tripled since 1990....

10/30/2003 - UNFPA Urges End to Female Infanticide in India
Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), urges the end of sex-selective abortion and infanticide in India....

10/20/2003 - African Women More Likely to Die in Childbirth Than Westerners
A new report reveals that African women are 175 times more likely to die during childbirth than Westerners....

9/17/2003 - China: Religious Leaders See No Link Between Forced Abortions and UNFPA
A group of religious leaders who studied the United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) family planning work in China said that they found no evidence to back accusations by the administration that the UNFPA supports forced abortions....

9/5/2003 - Amendment to Block Expansion of Global Gag Rule Passes
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block the Bush Administration's efforts to expand a ban that prohibits US funds from being directed to any overseas program that provides information about abortions, abortion counseling, abortion services or that lobbies for the legalization of abortion in their country-- even with private funds....

8/27/2003 - State Dept. Cuts International HIV/AIDS Program Funding
In a now familiar move, the US State Department yesterday said it would halt government funding for an HIV/AIDS program serving African and Asian refugees....

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....

7/10/2003 - Amendment Calls for $100M in UNFPA Funding
In anticipation of World Population Day this Friday, Congressman Joseph Crowley and Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs will join policy experts this afternoon at an audio press conference to discuss restoring monies to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

5/8/2003 - House Committee Approves $100 Million for UNFPA
The House Committee on International Relations yesterday passed an amendment that would provide $100 million over the next two years for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)....

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....

4/7/2003 - African Leaders Speak Out Against Unsafe Abortion
The first-ever regional meeting in Africa to address unsafe abortion and access to abortion-related care was held last month in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia....

4/3/2003 - Humanitarian Aid Needed for Iraqi Women
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is asking international donors for $5 million to address the specific needs of women in Iraq for the next six months, the BBC reports....

3/25/2003 - Iraq War Further Straps Humanitarian Efforts
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last week unveiled a new humanitarian program to provide aid and assistance to pregnant Iraqi women....

3/10/2003 - International Womens Day Brings Cries for Peace, Reproductive Health
Events celebrating International Womens Day on March 8 included rallies and marches for peace and a call for reproductive health funding....

3/10/2003 - US Ambassador Briefs NGOs at UN Commission on the Status of Women
Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, the US Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, briefed non-governmental organizations attending the Commissions 47th session last Thursday....

2/24/2003 - Abortion is a Global Issue
The number of women and adolescents worldwide lacking access to information about family planning and reproductive health services is probably in the hundreds of millions much higher than official United Nations estimates....

1/31/2003 - EU Accession Treaty: Catholics Call for Protection of Polands Abortion Policies
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland is demanding that the treaty allowing its accession to the European Union (EU) contain language stipulating Polands freedom to set its own abortion policy....

1/30/2003 - Report: Females Suffer Higher Rates of HIV/AIDS in Zambia Than Males
A human rights report released earlier this week reveals that girls in Zambia are five times more likely to be infected with the HIV virus than their male counterparts as a result of widespread sexual abuse....