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Atupele and her sister Shanil at home next to a plastic tub containing water with the UNFPA logo.
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“The items we received have proven incredibly durable; throughout all the times we have had to move from place to place, we carried them with us, and they have continued to be useful to this day,” Shanil Nyamula explains. These were words spoken by Shanil and her twin sister Atupele in Malawi. In early 2024, Malawi was hit by devastating flash floods. The sisters were aware that a storm had hit parts of the country a...
Regional Director Lydia Zigomo gives her opening remarks during the presentation of the SWOP Report in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
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“Woman is the thread. Woman is the needle. She is the weaver of family and society.” This wisdom reminds us of our interconnectedness, from each woman’s family to the human family. The inspiring words of our Executive Director, and the results of the 2024 State of World Population Report critically remind us of the complex human capital challenges women and young people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face....
A pregnant woman at the sea.
Statement
“Woman is the thread. Woman is the needle. She is the weaver of family and society.” This wisdom reminds us of our interconnectedness, from each woman’s family to the human family. The inspiring words of our Executive Director, and the results of the 2024 State of World Population Report remind us of the complex human capital challenges women and young people in Small Island Developing States face.

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