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Fact Sheet: U.S. Work for Abandonment of Female Cutting

February 22, 2012

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18 February 2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 18, 2012 2011/254 FACT SHEET The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women […]

KENYA: Tackling underage sex work in Nyanza’s gold mines

February 8, 2012

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NYATIKE, 7 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack – the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike. Photo: Kenneth Odiwuor/IRINMiners in Nyatike have money […]

KENYA: The downside of male involvement in PMTCT

January 18, 2012

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KISUMU, 16 January 2012 (PlusNews) – Involving men is increasingly being promoted as a key element in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and while its benefits are well-documented – in one Kenyan study it reduced the risks of vertical transmission and infant mortality by more than 40 percent compared with no involvement – […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]