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3 February 2017
Statement
Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February... Read more
2 February 2017
Press Release
ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2017 – Africa cannot attain vital goals in continental and global development agendas without ensuring access to voluntary family planning to millions of its women and girls.... Read more
2 February 2017
Dispatch
KAWORYO, Bukwo, Uganda – For decades, Turutea Chelangat, 77, was one of the most well-known circumcisers among the Sebei people in Kaworyo, a village in the Bukwo hills of Eastern Uganda. She cannot... Read more
1 February 2017
Dispatch
AFAMBO DISTRICT, Afar Region, Ethiopia: “We educate each other on the harmful effects of child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) and on sparing ourselves the ordeals our older sisters went... Read more
26 January 2017
Dispatch
GHANZI, Botswana – Xhute is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Ghanzi, about 800km west of the capital city of Gaborone. In 2015, she dropped out of primary school. She was in standard 2. Xhute’s 26-... Read more
23 January 2017
Dispatch
Otse, Botswana – When Rose Matuulane was pregnant five years ago, she had to wait for a nurse to visit her small village, Otse, to provide antenatal check-ups. When the nurse could not make it, Ms.... Read more
20 January 2017
Dispatch
ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda – Things looked bad for the family of Flora and Patrick Anduga in war-ravaged South Sudan. The couple increasingly feared for the safety and welfare of their two children... Read more
17 January 2017
Dispatch
MASVINGO, Zimbabwe – Two years ago, Evermore left school at the age of 14 to marry a 23-year-old man. Her marriage quickly deteriorated to the point of her husband beating her and denying her food.... Read more
17 January 2017
Dispatch
MNARANI, Kilifi County, Kenya – “He told me he loved me, and I believed him,” says Purity Bahati. Little did she know that two years later, her world would literally turn upside down. She began a... Read more
10 January 2017
Dispatch
NAMAHARA, Chiradzulu district, Malawi –  Daniel Kasekwe dropped out of Domasi Secondary school in Zomba in 2007, while in form three. He eventually married his long-time girlfriend, Jayne, and they... Read more

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