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Washington, D.C., Population Action International, 2011.  p. (Policy and Issue Brief)The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supports family planning and reproductive health programs in developing countries that save women’s lives. UNFPA provides international leadership on population issues and is a key source of financial assistance for these important programs. Maintaining U.S. funding for UNFPA programs is crucial to improving the health of women and their families, addressing demographic trends, and promoting sustainable development.
Global AIDSLink. 2002 Jan; (71):11, 17.In many Buddhist countries, people assume that monks would never entertain the prospect of working in HIV/AIDS, an illness associated in many people’s minds with immoral, rather than unsafe, behaviors. In some countries where monks have played more of a ceremonial or purely spiritual role, people wonder how monks will cope with the intense social action HIV/AIDS requires. At this stage someone usually raises the example of Thailand where monks have played a role in development activities for over two decades and have been active at grassroots level on HIV/AIDS for many years. For many countries in the Mekong region, Thailand’s example seems a hard act to follow. And it’s true that monks in Cambodia and Lao PDR, for instance, tend to be less well educated, at least in secular subjects, than their peers in Thailand. It is certainly true that their community temples have less resources. But, as UNICEF has been delighted to discover, there are many, many monks in the Mekong region for whom the realization of the extent of the AIDS problem has been a call to action. (excerpt)
[London, England], IPPF, 2002 Oct 22. 1 p.Kiyoko Ikegami, 51, became the director of the first Tokyo office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last month. Believing that education is the key to eradicating poverty and controlling population growth, her first task is to improve public recognition of the organization's activities. (excerpt)
Real Lives. 2002 Jan; (7):40-1.This paper relates the experiences of a volunteer who has been with the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) for five years. Invited by the FPAP to participate in a college drama competition at age 19, the young woman wrote a play on the theme “girl child” that was well received and won a best actress award. Eventually, the young woman became more involved in the organization, eventually representing them at national and international meetings.