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18 January 2019
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Imagine, on a day when you had your period, if you had to choose between buying food or pads. What would your priority be? This difficult decision is a reality for homeless... Read more
19 December 2018
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PALABEK SETTLEMENT, Lamwo, Uganda—"I want to be an accountant when I grow up and menstruation will not stop me,” says Gloria Kwero, 17, a grade seven pupil at World View Primary School in Palabek... Read more
19 December 2018
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ACCRA, Ghana—"It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that wherever you are, you empower girls to speak out. "Girls have to demand a space for their voices to be heard. Therefore, we urge African... Read more
17 December 2018
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ABALA DISTRICT, Afar Region, Ethiopia—For more than 30 years, Hawa Abdella carried out female genital mutilation (FGM) on countless number of girls. She does not deny that the girls experienced pain... Read more
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

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