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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
24 January 2018
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more
24 January 2018
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LOVUA, Angola – In a simple white tent in the Lóvua refugee settlement in Angola, women and girls who fled the brutal conflict in Kasai, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, can find safe haven... Read more
9 January 2018
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LILONGWE, Malawi –  Prisca Gama, 22, and Given Mwira, 26, remember first trying the menstrual cup in November 2016. The women, both fourth-year students at Mzuzu University in northern Malawi,... Read more

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