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28 February 2017
Dispatch
LUSAKA, Zambia - “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls,” says Lydia Mwelwa, aged 13 years.  “I’m happy... Read more
22 February 2017
Dispatch
Tafadzwa Chamonyonga, Peer Educator from Zimbabwe
HURUNGWE DISTRICT, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe – At a local clinic, a young man emerges from the waiting room holding a brightly coloured mobile tablet. Tafadzwa Chamonyonga, 19, is a peer educator... Read more
16 February 2017
Dispatch
HA NTEMA, Maboloka, Mafeteng district, Lesotho – A small community in Lesotho has agreed to take an unusual step to help its young people access condoms, to improve their sexual and reproductive... Read more
15 February 2017
Dispatch
Swaziland – Traditional leaders hold significant power when it comes to realizing young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have... Read more
9 February 2017
Dispatch
CHAMA DISTRICT, Eastern Province, Zambia – Before Kingsley Musama became a midwife, he worked as a miner. Now he finds himself indispensible, routinely saving women's lives at Chikwa Rural Health... Read more
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

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