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17 July 2019
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Struggle will continue until all women and girls have choices and control over their futures

LUANDA, Angola – Despite remarkable gains in ensuring rights and choices in Angola, there is still a long way to go, said UNFPA Representative in Angola, Florbela Fernandes. The struggle will... Read more

17 July 2019
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UNFPA Malawi kickstarts the road to Nairobi process with media as key allies

LILONGWE, Malawi – Media in Malawi have committed to ensuring the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) agenda is kept in the public domain by writing a greater number of... Read more

12 July 2019
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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials

JUBA, South Sudan – At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a... Read more

10 July 2019
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Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity?

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Her life. Her choice. Our future Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to... Read more

8 July 2019
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Hard Talk! Sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV prevention for most left behind adolescent girls

VANCOUVER, Canada—As the 2030 Agenda nears its fifth birthday, work is off track on reaching international targets specific to adolescent girls and young people, which were adopted by UN Member... Read more

27 June 2019
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It’s time to realize the vision of the ICPD for those who have not yet benefited from the promise of Cairo

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania—“Now is the time to secure the rights, choices and dignity of all, leaving no one behind,” said Jaqueline Mahon, UNFPA Representative in Tanzania, in a call for the movement... Read more

26 June 2019
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“We are now aware that everyone has rights, including sex workers and LGBTI”- What’s changed in Lesotho since 1994

MASERU, Lesotho—“We are now aware that everyone has rights, including key populations such as sex workers and the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people),” said Chairperson of... Read more

25 June 2019
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We want improved sexual and reproductive health – young people in Namibia call for support to ICPD agenda

WINDHOEK, Namibia, June 19—Strengthen our sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially for young people in rural areas and those with disabilities. Give us access to SRH information... Read more

20 June 2019
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Story of Chioniso: Why none of Zimbabwe’s most vulnerable people died during Cyclone Idai floods

HARARE, Zimbabwe—A young woman lies on a bed in Mutambara Mission Hospital’s maternity waiting home, looking tired but at ease. Chioniso Mutenda, 18, is 9 months pregnant. Just weeks earlier, her... Read more

19 June 2019
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Unmet need for family planning challenges women and girls’ ability to control their bodies and future, at great cost to Botswana government

GABORONE, Botswana—Unmet need for family planning not only challenges the ability of women and girls to control their bodies and their future, but also comes as a great cost to the government. This... Read more

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