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Issue: February 2011 News RoundUp

News RoundUp UN Continues to Support Flood-Stricken People in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The United Nations continues to support the
» UN Continues to Support
Government of Sri Lanka to help over a million flood-
Flood-Stricken People in
affected people. More than 350,000 people in 11 districts
Sri Lanka
are displaced across hundreds of temporary relocation
centres, with thousands of houses destroyed in full or part.
» New Video on the
Controversial The waters have damaged over 200,000 acres of
Reproductive Health Bill agricultural lands.
in the Philippines
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New Video on Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines
Family planning is widely practised in Asia, but it remains
controversial in the Philippines. The Congress there is
debating a bill that would make contraceptives available to
people who can't afford them. The Catholic Church opposes
Addressing Gender- the measure. Supporters say it would save lives and give
Based Violence in poor women more options.
Viet Nam
Violence against women
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is becoming a serious
global issue, including in
Viet Nam.

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Responding to
Violence Against
Women in the
Civil society groups in
the Philippines are
engaging men to prevent
gender-based abuses.
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