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2 October 2017
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MUBENDE DISTRICT, Uganda — “I was 18 (years old) and there was a lot of peer pressure. You go to clubs and get drunk,” says Matovu Badru Kasozi, 24, who lives in Mubende district in rural Uganda. He... Read more
29 September 2017
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THABA TSEKA, Lesotho – A life of herding sheep, goats and cattle in the mountains of Lesotho is almost all Tihoare Makere, 21, has ever known. Like many herd boys in his community, Tihoare never... Read more
20 September 2017
Press Release
Johannesburg, 20 September 2017 – An estimated 303,000 maternal deaths occurred globally in 2015[1]. Nearly all of these deaths were preventable, and all of them occurred in low and middle income... Read more
6 September 2017
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RUMBEK, South Sudan – Elizabeth Ayumpou Balang is a teacher at a nursery and primary school in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. It is her dream job, but it did not come easily. Like many girls... Read more
29 August 2017
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KASAI, the Democratic Republic of the Congo – When Jacqueline Lusambo fell pregnant with her second child 8 months ago, not once did it occur to her that she would be forced to see the pregnancy to... Read more
18 August 2017
Statement
Message of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2017 Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely... Read more
15 August 2017
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MANGOCHI, Malawi — Like any other young woman, Jenipher Sanni dreams of making it big. But for a girl who survived a year-long abusive marriage at age 14 and with gritted determination to get an... Read more
11 August 2017
News
This week, we are highlighting remarkable young people in the region who are building peace in their communities. Here’s Halkano’s story: Kenya – Violence has been a regular occurrence in the... Read more
11 August 2017
News
KIGALI, Rwanda – The world today is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 – and the youth population is growing fastest in developing countries. With young people making up... Read more
10 August 2017
Opinion
This week, we are highlighting remarkable young people in the region who are building peace in their communities. Here's Katongo's story: It’s easy to be captivated by Katongo Chileshe’s passionate... Read more

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