News on Child marriage

16 November 2017
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Women and girls are waiting for a fistula repair at Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital © Anne Wittenberg/UNFPA
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – “One week after I delivered my second child, I realized that there was an issue,” Aisha told UNFPA from her hospital bed in Maiduguri, in north-east Nigeria. She had developed an obstetric fistula,... Read more
14 November 2017
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Gudiya Chaudhary traveled 35 km to participate in the tournament, which was the first of its kind in the district.
TAULIHAWA, Nepal – "I often watch boys playing cricket on this ground. But today I caught a glimpse of girl cricketers in action," said Irfan Darji, a 13-year-old spectator at the final match in a trailblazing girls’... Read more
8 November 2017
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Romam Pchuek reaches out to pregnant women in Ratanakiri, encouraging them to seek appropriate care. © UNFPA/ Matthew Taylor
RATANAKIRI, Cambodia – In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes. “I keep my eye on the girls who are pale, and those that get pregnant... Read more
23 October 2017
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Natalia dropped out of school after becoming pregnant. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
ALIEU, Timor-Leste – “I knew a little bit about how a baby is made, but not too much,” said Natalia, 19, in Alieu, the rocky highlands of Timor-Leste. Her 1-year-old daughter, Afeena, was sleeping nearby. “I had no... Read more
19 October 2017
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Child marriage rates are rising in Jordan, according to a recent report. © UNFPA Jordan/ Elspeth Dehnert
Amman, JORDAN – On most weekday afternoons, you can find 22-year-old Hiba* working at a salon in Amman. She has a long list of loyal customers and a steady income. But what few of her clients know is that she was once a... Read more
16 October 2017
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Partout dans le monde, les inégalités maintiennent certains dans un cycle de pauvreté et de marginalisation. © Andrea Bruce / Noor
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Des inégalités profondes menacent les économies, les communautés et les nations, selon le rapport phare de l'UNFPA, État de la population mondiale 2017, publié aujourd'hui. Pourtant, ces... Read more
12 October 2017
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Priyanka Singh (second from right) and her friends discuss their advocacy against child marriage with UNFPA District Officer Bhav Nath Jha. © UNFPA NepalSC
RAUTAHAT, Nepal – Flooding in southern Nepal this August affected over a million people, displacing tens of thousands. The destruction was widespread in Rautahat District, where 20-year-old Priyanka Singh lives. Despite... Read more
11 October 2017
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A quoi ressemble l’inégalité des genres ? Ces cinq jeunes filles peuvent vous le dire. Illustration de Bodil Jane pour l’UNFPA
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Malgré des années d’efforts et de progrès, l’égalité totale entre les genres n’a pas encore été atteinte. Aucun pays dans le monde n’échappe à la violence ou aux discriminations basées sur le... Read more
22 September 2017
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Svitlana Tavantseva counsels survivors of violence in Ukraine. Too often, she says, women are shamed rather than perpetrators. © UNFPA Ukraine/Maks Levin
UNITED NATIONS, New York – Violence against women continues to be the most pervasive human rights violation in the world. Roughly one in three women experience physical or sexual assault in her lifetime – and this... Read more
6 September 2017
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Faith (au milieu), avec ses amies Sylvia (à droite) et Vivian. Elles se sont toutes enfuies pour échapper aux mutilations génitales féminines et au mariage. © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
NAIKARRA, Kenya – « Un matin, au réveil, mon père m’a dit que nous étions pauvres et que nous avions besoin d’argent », raconte Faith. Elle décrit le moment où elle a appris qu’elle était fiancée. Elle n’avait que 11... Read more

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