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9 January 2020
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From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage

NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not an issue just within her community in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I... Read more

12 December 2019
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With genuine partnership and effective collaboration, we can end the HIV epidemic together

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa—UNFPA committed to continue strengthening partnerships as it seeks solutions to end AIDS in Africa, said Mabingue Ngom, UNFPA... Read more

11 December 2019
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Look at me now! From untrained teacher in rural Zambia to project manager, thanks to UNFPA scholarship

KIGALI, Rwanda, ICASA 2019—A UNFPA-supported nursing programme scholarship that Danny Chikonde received when he was just 22 years old has helped change not only his life, but also that of his... Read more

6 December 2019
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Act now! Involve young people to end HIV in Africa to ensure no one is left behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)—As the pillars of our communities, girls have the agency to bring about change for themselves and those around them, said... Read more

4 December 2019
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Fighting gender-based violence through films and documentaries: avant premiere of A Girl from Mogadishu

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nairobi Summit on ICPD25—The Family of Women Film Festival at the Nairobi Summit featured 11 feature-length and short-form documentaries and dramatic films on ICPD themes as well as... Read more

4 December 2019
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Transforming the HIV landscape for young people and those left furthest behind

KIGALI, Rwanda, International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA)—Ending AIDS and achieving universal sexual and reproductive health and rights requires moving... Read more

3 December 2019
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Stigma and silence are the real killers in HIV and sexually transmitted infections – Rwandan President

KIGALI, Rwanda, ICASA— Stigma and silence are the real killers when it comes to sexually transmitted infections, said Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the opening of the 20th International Conference... Read more

3 December 2019
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“We have sexual desires, too”: Young women with disabilities demand access to information and services

UNITED NATIONS, New York – For Anisia Byukusenge, gender-based violence is the number one threat to visually impaired women and girls. If she were to experience violence as a blind woman, she does... Read more

1 December 2019
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“If you love me, know my status”: Safeguard Young People helps young people cast off HIV stigma

LILONGWE, Malawi – Chifundo Tindo lived with HIV for years before learning, at age 14, about her status. It had been a closely guarded secret since she was a child, even as her sister made sure she... Read more

21 November 2019
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6 activists inspiring change towards better sexual and reproductive health in East and Southern Africa

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 was radically inclusive in that it featured speakers and participants from governments, civil society, youth groups, faith-based organizations, academia and many more.... Read more

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