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25 October 2019
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African and Asian Parliamentarians recommit to transforming the lives of all, especially women and girls

TOKYO, Japan – Members of Parliament from Asia and East and Southern Africa committed to intensifying their efforts to improve the livelihoods of all, especially women and girls, and to ensure that... Read more

18 October 2019
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Spotlight Initiative raises awareness of gender-based violence among peer educators in Zimbabwe

MANICALAND, Zimbabwe—At the vocational training centre where he is studying, there is “a lot of abuse” in the form of sexual harassment, often perpetrated by young men, says Elijah Chipise, 20. “... Read more

16 October 2019
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In Uganda, surviving rape and child marriage one plait at a time

ODRAMACAKU, Uganda – Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for beauty salons in this small town in Uganda’s northern Arua District. Local women want to look their best for the holidays.... Read more

11 October 2019
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GirlForce: Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the... Read more

11 October 2019
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25 Years Later, a Landmark Framework on Rights and Choices is More Relevant Than Ever

Much has been achieved for girls and women under the ICPD Programme of Action, but much work remains Statement on International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2019   To mitigate global climate... Read more

8 October 2019
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“I couldn’t recognize my own face any more” – empowered to rebuild her life after years of spousal abuse

MAPUTO, Mozambique—Ana Maria*, 30, suffered psychological, emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her husband for years and still feels distressed when she sees herself in the mirror or a photo... Read more

2 October 2019
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Creating safe spaces for girls to thrive in Malawi under the Spotlight Initiative

Malawi—“I am happy to have been part of this landmark training,” says Twambilile Kayuni, 28, Gender Programme Coordinator for Girls Empowerment Network (GENET). “It not only made me a trainer, but it... Read more

2 October 2019
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Spotlight pilot phase improves access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence

Malawi—Access to justice for survivors of gender-based violence is improving in Malawi following implementation of the pilot phase of the Spotlight Initiative in two of the six target districts. The... Read more

1 October 2019
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Leaders call on world to end scourge of gender-based violence

JUBA/KINSHASA/NEW YORK – Betty* is a survivor. The South Sudanese teenager has risen above a horrific act of violence and reclaimed her life. But her heroic act of recovery should never have been... Read more

27 September 2019
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Reproductive health rights essential to peace, progress, gender equality – South Sudan’s First Vice President

JUBA, South Sudan—Peace, progress and gender equality will not be possible without women enjoying their rights to sexual and reproductive health, said First Vice President General Taban Deng Gai, as... Read more

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