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18 April 2019
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Mafeteng, LESOTHO—When a 14-year-old girl was impregnated by a herder in her village, much to the chagrin of her community her parents married her off to the herder. The girl was still in primary... Read more
10 April 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019—The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own... Read more
8 April 2019
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Domboya District, ETHIOPIA—Ten years ago, Tadelech Ermias, 23, defied her family’s wishes and endured ridicule in her community over her decision to get married without having undergone female... Read more
2 April 2019
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MALAWI—UNFPA has distributed reproductive health kits for women affected by the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai, to ensure they have access to clean delivery, proper management of miscarriage and... Read more
22 March 2019
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Matundo, MOZAMBIQUE—When their home began to flood shortly before midnight on 15 March, heavily pregnant Tina Patissone, 30, grabbed her 4 children and braved strong winds to reach 3rd of January... Read more
21 March 2019
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UNFPA Zimbabwe colleagues Rose Katumba and Verena Bruno listen to a pregnant survivor of Cyclone Idai in Chipinge as she narrates how her antenatal care records and medication were swept away by the floods. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Harare, ZIMBABWE–Displaced women, among them pregnant women, have lost critical health supplies including ante-natal care records, iron supplements and ARVs, which have been washed away with their... Read more
21 March 2019
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MOZAMBIQUE—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is providing humanitarian assistance to Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai to protect the health and well-being of women, through... Read more
21 March 2019
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Manzini, ESWATINI—Eswatini’s lowered fertility rate now averages 3.3 births per woman, compared to 6.4 births per woman during the decade preceding the International Conference on Population and... Read more
18 March 2019
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Lilongwe, MALAWI—Almost half a million women and girls are in need of sexual and reproductive health services in Malawi, following the recent floods caused by tropical cyclone Idai, which have... Read more
13 March 2019
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Harare, ZIMBABWE—The night before my first period started, I had a vivid dream about how it would happen and I was afraid. The next day, it happened as in my dream and I realized I had nothing to... Read more

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