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17 April 2018
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WINDHOEK, Namibia—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and WHO are assisting the Namibian government in the fight against an outbreak of Hepatitis E on the outskirts of the national... Read more
12 April 2018
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A demographic dividend is not only contingent on a rapid decline in fertility and mortality. It also requires strategic investments in promoting equality, health and family planning, education and... Read more
10 April 2018
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Women and girls from some of the world’s least developed countries are sharing their experiences of significant life milestones — from their first day in school, to their first period and job. These... Read more
9 April 2018
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TANGULBEI, Kenya – The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. In the final days of pregnancy, she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her seventh child. Yet only hours later,... Read more
6 April 2018
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MORONI, Comoros – As a midwife, Hadjira Oumouri, 49, spent years advocating for the health and rights of women. Today, she is the second-ever woman Member of Parliament in the Comoros, and currently... Read more
6 April 2018
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OVUA, Angola – “There was a lot of violence. Armed men abused and killed young girls, even while they were fleeing,” said Felikanko, 44. She was one of more than a million people who escaped the... Read more
26 March 2018
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UNFPA and partners are to hold the first-ever, potentially life-changing meeting on managing menstrual health for women and girls in the East and Southern Africa region, the Menstrual Health... Read more
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

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