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28 October 2016
Dispatch
Burundi – Twelve-year-old Veva Maëlla Ndabashinze is an exceptional girl. Barely out of primary school, she believes passionately that in the next 15 years she will go far because she has a burning... Read more
26 October 2016
Opinion
The Nomad, a chic handbag made of raffia and silk, is equipped with a small photovoltaic charger to power your smartphone or tablet – and it helps you to reduce your carbon footprint. This is the... Read more
20 October 2016
Statement
UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin On the Occasion of the Launch of The State of World Population 2016 Today, we release The State of World Population 2016, published by UNFPA, the United... Read more
20 October 2016
Opinion
Ten-year-old Temawelase is a sixth-grader in a rural community in the Hhohho region of Swaziland. Almost 4000 kilometres away, her age-mate Daline has just finished primary school in Yaoundé, the... Read more
19 October 2016
When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes – where she ends up depends on the support she receives and the power she has to shape her own future. There are 620 million adolescent girls in East and... Read more
17 October 2016
KILIFI, Kenya – Decades ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai was pregnant with her second child in the small village of Kidutani. The area was poor and isolated – her nearest neighbour was 3 kilometres away – and... Read more
14 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2016 To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the... Read more
14 October 2016
Dispatch
KIWAYUU, Coastal Kenya - The story of mother-of-six Aisha Tiro Bahero, 30, is not only one of resilience and determination, but also of how access to maternal and child health services is critical in... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016 “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita,... Read more
11 October 2016
Dispatch
NAMPULA, Mozambique – “Before I entered the safe space, I was shy, and it was difficult for me to express myself. I spent my free time after school with vulnerable girlfriends my age who had left... Read more

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