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15 February 2019
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BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo—When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came true:... Read more
14 February 2019
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South Sudan–UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has launched its global Humanitarian Action Overview 2019 to appeal for $536 million to reach 35 million women, girls and young people in 64... Read more
12 February 2019
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IGANGA DISTRICT, Uganda—“It was a mistake! Getting married early robbed me of everything,” Naiga Zaina*, 14, says about the encounter that led to her early pregnancy, which she now wishes had never... Read more
6 February 2019
Statement
Mary Oloiparuni was 13 when she was mutilated. Restrained in a doorway early one morning in her home, she was cut, bled profusely and experienced agonizing pain. The scarring she endured then... Read more
1 February 2019
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GABORONE, Botswana—She was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took... Read more
23 January 2019
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 January 2019—The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced the convening of a high-level conference to advance the... Read more
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

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