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24 July 2018
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Netherlands/Lesotho/Botswana – The number of AIDS-related deaths has fallen to its lowest point this century thanks to improved access to antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released... Read more
17 July 2018
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KAMPALA, Uganda— Jhazirah was a loner who found it hard to share her life with others and had no self-confidence. “I have trouble with my leg – a clubfoot. Girls saw me as a misfit and abnormal,” she... Read more
11 July 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Fifty years ago, world leaders recognized family planning as a human right. Yet safe and reliable forms of contraception remain out of reach for hundreds of millions of... Read more
10 July 2018
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MESSAGE FOR WORLD POPULATION DAY    Dr. Natalia Kanem   Executive Director   UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund   11 July 2018   ***   Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a... Read more
10 July 2018
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NAMPULA CITY, Mozambique—“I hadn't heard of contraceptives before I met the mentor in my community and became part of Rapariga Biz,” says Marcia, 19. She was 17 years old at the time, out of school... Read more
9 July 2018
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DEBAYTILATGIN DISTRICT, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: Hulunayehu Belay’s family of nine ekes out a living by farming a small plot of land at the edge of a mountain, supplemented by her husband’s small... Read more
5 July 2018
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JUBA, South Sudan – Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia* was battered... Read more
2 July 2018
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MUNYAMYUMBA SECTOR, Rubavu District, Rwanda—“I was impregnated by my uncle, a brother to my mother who lived with us. He rented a house to hide me and promised to provide essentials but this lasted... Read more
22 June 2018
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NEW YORK, United States—UNFPA’s ninth Kenya Country Programme 2018-2023 has received approval from the Executive Board, following a compelling statement outlining the Fund’s key achievements in the... Read more
13 June 2018
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GAMBELLA REGION, Ethiopia—Getting women to use family planning at Tierkidi refugee camp was something of a challenge because their husbands believed that it meant their wives would be seeing other... Read more

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