News on Child marriage

14 July 2017
News
Une jeune femme assiste à la campagne de sensibilisation pour la réparation des fistules à Batouri au Cameroun. La fistule obstétricale est l’une des lésions post-partum les plus dévastatrices, affectant en particulier les femmes les plus marginalisées de la société. Cette lésion pelvi-génitale peut être évitée et réparée chirurgicalement. © UNFPA Cameroun/Olive Bonga
BATOURI, Cameroun – Amina s’est mariée alors qu’elle était encore une enfant. Peu après, elle est tombée enceinte et, à l’âge de 13 ans à peine, a donné naissance à son bébé. Comme c’est le cas pour bon nombre de jeunes... Read more
20 April 2017
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Les filles du programme Safeguard Young People (sauvegarder les jeunes) au Malawi qui fournit des informations sur la santé sexuelle et reproductive, aident les jeunes à accéder aux services de santé et offrent une formation en leadership. © UNFPA Malawi / Hope Ngwira
NATIONS UNIES, New York – Une étude publiée dans le Lancet montre que l'amélioration de la santé physique, mentale et sexuelle des adolescents, à un coût d'environ 4,60 $ (dollars) par personne et par an, produirait 10... Read more
14 June 2017
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L’accès aux contraceptifs a permis à Hajja Fati de terminer ses études. © UNFPA Nigeria/Kori Habib
MAIDUGURI, Nigéria – Malgré le retour récent d’une douzaine de filles enlevées par le groupe d’insurgés Boko Haram, la crise au nord du Nigéria demeure très prononcée, avec des mouvements massifs de population civile à... Read more
2 June 2017
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Health workers in Serbia receive UNFPA-provided medical supplies. UNFPA is supporting sexual and reproductive health care for refugees and migrants, but many women are not prioritizing their health. © UNFPA
SID, Serbia – Aliah*, a 28-year-old woman from Afghanistan, took an unusually brave step in April: She spoke with candour about her sexual and reproductive health needs at a workshop in Sid, a town in north-western... Read more
31 May 2017
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The medical centre handles an assortment of issues, from maternal care to abuse. "There is a lot of domestic violence within the camp," said Adorable, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. © UNFPA
BETOU, Republic of the Congo – “Some months we have more than 145 births at the centre – a lot, considering that we only are six midwives working here,” said Solange, a midwife at a medical centre in Betou, a village in... Read more
25 April 2017
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Indigenous girls in northern Guatemala must often travel great distances to get to school, a factor that leads to high drop out rates. Bicycles help them stay in school. © UNFPA/Alejandro De León
CHISEC, Guatemala – Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. The high school was simply too far from home. In rural communities around... Read more
13 April 2017
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Education is helping young people combat Zambia's high rates of teen pregnancy and HIV. © UNFPA Zambia/Helene Christensen
LUSAKA, Zambia – “I have seen girls become pregnant, become victims of violence and become HIV-positive, and I don't want to become one of those girls,” said 13-year-old Lydia Mwelwa, a student at Kabulonga Basic School... Read more
20 March 2017
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A community leader makes his way to the tent of a pregnant 14-year-old former child bride. “I am worried about the delivery,” said the girl’s father. © UNFPA/David Brunetti
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BEIRUT, Lebanon – “To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is already twice as... Read more
10 February 2017
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Photographer Vincent Tremeau traveled to communities in Nepal and Iraq where girls face a heightened risk of child marriage. He asked what they want to be when they grow up. Punita, 14, wants to be a teacher. © Vincent Tremeau
UNITED NATIONS, New York/KAPILVASTU, Nepal/ERBIL, Iraq – “I’ve been married for five years – since I was 12 – but I haven’t gone to live with my husband yet,” said Rupali Kurmi, from Kapilvastu district, in Nepal. “That... Read more
31 January 2017
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A girl dresses as a bride for a march against child marriage and gender-based violence in Jezzine, Lebanon. © RET Liban
United Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child marriages has been seen among the most vulnerable Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon, according to a newly completed survey conducted by UNFPA, the... Read more

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