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21 May 2018
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SALAMBA VILLAGE, Mulanje, Malawi—It seemed a morning like any other. But as she chatted to her friend at the nearby borehole, the discussion turned to how a woman who had been leaking urine had been... Read more
16 May 2018
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JIMMA, Ethiopia—Married at the age of 20, Birkisa Aba Nega became pregnant a year later. But sadly, only one of the five children she delivered has survived. And she was left with a debilitating... Read more
11 May 2018
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MANGOCHI, Malawi – Jenipher Sanni dreams of making it big in life, and this year, she prepares to sit for four exams to attain the certificate she needs to move on to university. But getting to this... Read more
3 May 2018
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HARARE, Zimbabwe—“[Sanitary] pads are not available at tuckshops in the [refugee] camp and on the few occasions that they are available, we do not have the money to buy them. Sometimes we miss school... Read more
17 April 2018
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WINDHOEK, Namibia—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and WHO are assisting the Namibian government in the fight against an outbreak of Hepatitis E on the outskirts of the national... Read more
12 April 2018
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A demographic dividend is not only contingent on a rapid decline in fertility and mortality. It also requires strategic investments in promoting equality, health and family planning, education and... Read more
10 April 2018
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Women and girls from some of the world’s least developed countries are sharing their experiences of significant life milestones — from their first day in school, to their first period and job. These... Read more
9 April 2018
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TANGULBEI, Kenya – The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. In the final days of pregnancy, she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her seventh child. Yet only hours later,... Read more
6 April 2018
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MORONI, Comoros – As a midwife, Hadjira Oumouri, 49, spent years advocating for the health and rights of women. Today, she is the second-ever woman Member of Parliament in the Comoros, and currently... Read more
6 April 2018
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OVUA, Angola – “There was a lot of violence. Armed men abused and killed young girls, even while they were fleeing,” said Felikanko, 44. She was one of more than a million people who escaped the... Read more

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