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More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

September 4, 2011

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Demographic and health surveys conducted in the region lend credence to the belief that education is the number one factor that will influence when a woman gets married and when she starts having children By Christine Mungai Posted Saturday, September 3 2011 It’s a fact most of us are familiar with through intuition or anecdotes […]

HIV/AIDS: Female condoms slowly gaining popularity – report

August 11, 2011

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Photo: Julie Vandal/IRINFemale condoms are still less popular than the male variety NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (PlusNews) – Long seen as the ugly step-child of HIV prevention, the female condom seems to be gaining popularity through grassroots campaigns, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). “For the fourth consecutive year, access […]

HIV/AIDS: Female condoms slowly gaining popularity – report

August 11, 2011

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Photo: Julie Vandal/IRINFemale condoms are still less popular than the male variety NAIROBI, 11 August 2011 (PlusNews) – Long seen as the ugly step-child of HIV prevention, the female condom seems to be gaining popularity through grassroots campaigns, according to a new report by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). “For the fourth consecutive year, access […]

Reported cases of sexual violence have quadrupled among refugees

July 17, 2011

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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 10:39 Female refugees fleeing conflict and hunger in East Africa are facing another threat: rape and sexual violence. According to UNHCR reports, the numbers of sexual and gender-based violence cases have quadrupled: 358 incidents reported from January until June 2011, in comparison with 75 during the same period in 2010.At CARE’s […]