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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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/*-->*/ 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... 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
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
8 January 2018
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KIGALI, Rwanda – Rwanda’s health system has seen great improvements in recent years, yet one area of health care remains underserved, particularly for young people: sexual and reproductive health.... Read more
8 January 2018
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LOUVA, Angola – Since the outbreak of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasai region last year, nearly 35,000 refugees have poured into Angola’s Lunda Norte Province. The population... Read more
17 December 2017
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KAKUMA, Kenya – Dalia Asinde was married 16 years ago in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She was 22 and in love, she said. But her husband soon became violent – and relentless. She lost count... Read more

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