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Meanwhile… still in Nairobi

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Meanwhile… in Nairobi

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Meanwhile … in the Maldives

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Meanwhile… on mission

Ritsu is somewhere in the middle of the island…

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young suicide bombers. … Ms. Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Representative in Sri Lanka said, “At UNFPA, we strive to ensure that every young person achieves their fullest potential. This means providing an open and safe space for youth to exercise their … Continue reading

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Opening the panel discussion, Ms. Nacken said, “Long-term care for elderly women is a very relevant topic for Sri Lanka particularly because of women’s economic vulnerability in society. Many Sri Lankan women do not engage in formal employment, which leaves … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … handing out books

In case you are not familiar with the term ‘ragging’, it holds about the same meaning in this part of the world as ‘hazing’ in the US. A subset of bullying, but more obvious. See Wikipedia.

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Meanwhile … on Twitter

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[…] Speaking on the importance of universal health coverage, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Representative highlighted, ‘We need to acknowledge that even one woman dying from a preventable cause is too many. This is an opportune moment to establish a new … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … dinner with the Mayor

Look who is having dinner with Colombo’s mayor while we are gone …

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Meanwhile … back in SL

This #WorldPopulationDay, we are marking 50 years since UNFPA started operations globally and 25 years since the landmark conference on population and development (#ICPD25) which recognized that reproductive health and women’s empowerment are intertwined, and both are necessary for development. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile: Finally a picture from summer camp

Not sure what the occasion of this group shot is, but at least something

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