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24 May 2016
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For over three years after conflict broke out in their provence, 28-year-old Fatma Fayiz Dawi and her family remained determined to stay in their home in Syria, despite the violence raging around them. But then one... Read more
23 May 2016
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The world is currently facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War. Successfully managing the crisis will require addressing the needs and protecting the rights of women and girls.
20 May 2016
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Alice Sabuni has been living with obstetric fistula since 1949, when she gave birth to her first child, at age 17, a year after she was married. Now 83, many of her recollections from those days have grown a bit hazy,... Read more
19 May 2016
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Khin Me Me Htun was 22-years old when a wave of inter-communal violence swept across the state of Rakhine in 2012. At the time, she had just graduated with a degree in English from Sittwe University, and was planning to... Read more
16 May 2016
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It was midnight in the remote Afghan village of Balakoh, and 37-year-old Zainab was entering her tenth hour of labour in her mountainside home. With no skilled birth attendant present and her pain steadily increasing,... Read more
12 May 2016
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“I don’t remember the first time my husband beat me,” says Iryna, age 33. “Only the pain, shame and tears.” But she remembers the last time. As the now two-year old conflict in eastern Ukraine raged on, the already... Read more
10 May 2016
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Reaching the health clinic closest to Baie D’Orange, a remote, landlocked town in the southeast of Haiti, requires walking two hours over poor roads to the town of Seguin. As a result, women and girls living in this... Read more
5 May 2016
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LOWER SHABELLE, Somalia – Nine years ago, Maymuun Abdullahi Nur’s mother died giving birth to her eighth child, during a delivery attended only by an untrained traditional birth attendant. Just 13 at the time, Maymuun... Read more
3 May 2016
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OBOCK, Djibouti – Four months pregnant and living amidst constant shelling and airstrikes, Jamila decided she had to flee her home in Taizz City, Yemen. “To leave everything behind and flee, not only for your own life,... Read more
29 April 2016
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“I am getting financial support for my education from the government, whereas my brother, who is studying in the same school as me, is not eligible for that,” says Guneet*, an adolescent girl currently enrolled in... Read more

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