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11 November 2021
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Kenya’s GBV helpline: using data to tackle the culture of silence and secrecy on FGM and other harmful practices

NAIROBI, Kenya—A spike in calls to the national helpline for gender-based violence was one of the first signs that all was not well. It was December 2020, about nine months into Kenya’s nation-wide... Read more

10 November 2021
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Ensuring women deliver safely despite dire humanitarian situation in Tigray, Ethiopia

MEKELLE, Tigray—“They have saved my life and that of my daughter. I stayed under their care the whole night and delivered my baby girl safely,” says Selam, the first mother to deliver her baby at the... Read more

7 November 2021
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Empowered generations are key partners in achieving the collective development goals

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa–In a region where development gains are reversing because of multiple hazards – from climate change to conflict, disasters and the COVID-10 pandemic – leaders from East and... Read more

5 November 2021
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Early and unintended pregnancies rife in Lesotho: 13-year-olds among those bearing children

QUTHING, Lesotho—More teenage girls are admitted to the maternity ward of Quthing government hospital than women of childbearing age. “We see them mostly because we admit them at the waiting mothers... Read more

2 November 2021
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KOICA support to strengthen reproductive, maternal and adolescent health in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique—The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, signed and inaugurated the project 'Improving Reproductive,... Read more

29 October 2021
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UNFPA recognized for response to gender-based violence in Cyclone Idai-affected districts in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe—The World Bank has recognized UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, in Zimbabwe for innovative work in responding to and preventing gender-based violence... Read more

26 October 2021
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Fistula survivor in Afar region of Ethiopia fulfills her dream of becoming pregnant again

MILLE, Afar, Ethiopia—“When I had fistula, I never thought I would be able to have a normal life or get pregnant again,” said 32-week pregnant Fatuma Hamad at the Barbara May Maternity Hospital in... Read more

20 October 2021
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Women-friendly space: An anchor for women affected by flooding in South Sudan

BOR, South Sudan—As if extreme poverty and the ongoing humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict in the country were not enough, severe flooding has affected hundreds of thousands of South... Read more

18 October 2021
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A man waiting in a queue to immunize their baby at Bududa Hospital

2gether 4 SRHR programme focus on male involvement in Uganda

Male responsibilities and participation are critical aspects of for reproductive health outcomes, achieving gender equality, equity and empowering women. Male involvement is rooted in the Programme... Read more

18 October 2021
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Empowering women and girls with disabilities in managing menstrual health

Empowering women and girls with disabilities in managing menstrual health

   Anne Wanjiru found out she had gotten her first period when a boarding school classmate told her she had stained her dress. No one had ever explained menstruation to her, so the then-14-year-old,... Read more

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