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4 August 2022
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Young people undergoing training in Kibera, Kenya.

Call for young innovators and youth-led innovation hubs to help end FGM and early and unintended pregnancies

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, announces the launch of two Innovation Crowdsourcing HackLabs for young African... Read more

3 August 2022
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Mahlet*, a 17-year-old rape survivor from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, waits at a UNFPA-supported facility for women and g

Conflict fuelling sexual violence in northern Ethiopia

“We tried to flee on the back of a truck, but they caught us. They took me away, raped me and left me in the bush.” Mahlet* was just 17 when she fled... Read more

28 July 2022
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Rape survivor, Mariama.

Girl defies stigma of rape and resulting motherhood to pursue her dream of being a lawyer

After school, Mariama* was invited over one day by a man who was well known in the neighbourhood. “I followed him into his house. I did not know that... Read more

18 July 2022
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Dignity kit distribution by the Organization for Social Services, Health, and Development, UNFPA and UNDP, at Sabacare 4 camp.

Restoring the dignity of women and girls affected by conflict across northern Ethiopia

“I couldn’t go out of my tent during my period as I didn’t have other clothes to change into. The dignity kit has helped restore my mobility and... Read more

11 July 2022
Press Release
When women have access to information and a range of modern contraceptives, they can choose the timing and number of children.

World set to reach 8 billion people on 15 November 2022

The global population is projected to reach 8 billion on 15 November 2022, according to World Population Prospects 2022, released today by the United... Read more

11 July 2022
Statement
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A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future

Rebecca, 20, became pregnant while still a teenager, subsequently missed out on an education, and is living with HIV. Now working as a peer educator... Read more

8 July 2022
Statement
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World Population Day Statement 2022

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are... Read more

7 July 2022
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Positive progress has been made on ending the harmful practice of child marriage.

Parliamentarians agree on how to accelerate progress on sexual and reproductive health

Parliamentarians from 23 African countries renewed their countries’  commitments made at the landmark 2019 Nairobi Summit. COVID-19 has affected... Read more

7 July 2022
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Adolescents learn how to avoid early pregnancy and prevent sexually transmitted infections.

Creating positive and safe spaces for young people in and out of school in Zambia

In a classroom filled with eager learners, a teacher writes on the chalkboard in preparation for her lesson on pregnancy. She is teaching this... Read more

6 July 2022
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Haiti – Lumilene, 15, lives with her parents and her 6-month-old daughter in a camp for people displaced by the earthquake that

Gender and income inequalities driving teenage motherhood in developing countries, new report confirms

Almost one third of women in developing countries had their first baby while they were still in their teens, a recently released report shows, with... Read more

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