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15 March 2018
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“I got pregnant when I was 16 years old and in the 9th grade. My mother was very angry and disappointed in me – so much so that she decided to marry me off to the man who impregnated me,” said Mapalo... Read more
8 March 2018
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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018 The economic inequalities plaguing much of the world today are reinforced by many other forms of inequality,... Read more
6 March 2018
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DURAME, Ethiopia – Genet Girma, 31, is something of a trailblazer in her community. Fifteen years ago she ran away from home when she learned that her mother was planning for her to undergo female... Read more
2 March 2018
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PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 March 2018 – The flagship event for the global SheDecides movement – an alliance of partners for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) that formed in reaction to... Read more
28 February 2018
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LUNDA NORTE, Angola – Towards the end of her pregnancy, after escaping the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and taking refuge in Angola, Yvonne Mboi began to fear for her health. “I... Read more
19 February 2018
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JUBA, South Sudan – The tragedy that Nyomon Lilian witnessed the day she decided to become a midwife is one she will never forget. Just a few years ago, she watched as her neighbour bled heavily... Read more
15 February 2018
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MAPUTO, Mozambique – “We are equal to boys and can also contribute to society,” said 17-year-old Lidia Suale Saide. Lidia knows what it means to stand up for these beliefs. One year ago, she refused... Read more
14 February 2018
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – “When UNFPA says, ‘put young people first’, we really mean it – youth are at the centre of everything we do,” said Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, Regional Director for East and... Read more
12 February 2018
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Meaningful youth participation and partnership is critical to realizing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of youth across Africa. We need to ensure the needs... Read more
2 February 2018
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Kolla Tembein, Tigray Region in Ethiopia – “I want to use my savings to finance my college studies without bothering my parents,” says Merhawit Mezgebe, 18, with a warm smile. She is one of 2,400... Read more

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