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6 December 2018
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JUBA, South Sudan—“My periods are a nightmare as they are very painful, and I can’t get [access to] any sanitary products.” For millions of women and girls displaced by conflict and natural disasters... Read more
23 November 2018
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KIGALI, Rwanda—Family planning is one of the most cost-effective ways of promoting people’s wellbeing, said Rwanda’s Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente at the 5th International Conference on Family... Read more
14 November 2018
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MWANZA, Salima, Malawi—Married at the tender age of 14, Traditional Authority Mwanza, one of Malawi’s female chiefs, knows only too well the opportunities that are lost when girls are married off... Read more
13 November 2018
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WINDHOEK, Namibia, 8 November—The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) groundbreaking and far-reaching Regional Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) 2019–2030, and... Read more
9 November 2018
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As development partners, governments, donors, experts and other agencies gather in Kigali, Rwanda from 12-15 November for the 5th International Conference on Family Planning, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo,... Read more
1 November 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifteen per cent of the world’s population lives with a disability, and nearly 200 million are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet they are often invisible in government... Read more
31 October 2018
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—“Sexual assault and embarrassment are the risks that adolescent girls face when dealing with menstruation hygiene in emergency settings, due to the lack of separation... Read more
29 October 2018
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MENDEFERA SOUTHERN REGION, Eritrea—Eritrea’s impressive gains in improving maternal and neonatal health were the focus of a one-day visit to health facilities in the Southern Region by UNFPA Deputy... Read more
26 October 2018
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—If the demographic dividend is to be harnessed, then the fundamental civil, political and socioeconomic rights of young people, including young women, must be protected and... Read more
24 October 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s... Read more

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