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20 August 2018
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Stella Chiwaka, 28, has suffered stigmatization throughout her life for being born with albinism. © UNFPA Malawi/Leticia Nangwale
When Stella, born with albinism, walked into a health centre for information on family planning, she was told instead to turn to celibacy.
17 August 2018
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“My husband was very strict,” Gemila*, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee, told UNFPA. “He wanted to crush people.”
“He insulted my sister, then he slapped her across the face,” said Bissal*, a Syrian refugee.
14 August 2018
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UNFPA has built six health facilities in hard-to-reach parts of Guinea-Bissau. Here, a monitoring team digs out of a waterlogged road on their way to a health facility rehabilitation project in Gã-Para. © UNFPA Guinea-Bissau
Until last month, if a woman needed an emergency Caesarean section on the island of Bubaque, she had to take a five-hour boat ride to the capital city.
9 August 2018
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Halima, now 19, is a paralegal dedicated to helping women and girls. © UNFPA Chad/Théodore Somda
When Halima was only 15, her husband said they were going on a fishing trip. Instead, he took her to a Boko Haram training camp.
8 August 2018
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A post-partum mother with her newborn at the Al Thawra Hospital ward. © UNFPA Yemen
Escalating violence in Hodeidah, Yemen, threatens the city’s estimated 90,000 pregnant women and girls.
6 August 2018
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Dr. Hadel Bakjaje says certain vaginal infections "can become chronic and can cause miscarriages and early births." © UNFPA Turkey/Usenabasi Esiet
“The infections often start happening in Syria, where women lack access to clean water and hygiene supplies,” midwife Neval told UNFPA.
2 August 2018
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Maria with her youngest daughter. She lost weight after each pregnancy, alarming her doctors. © UNFPA Moldova/Dan Gutu
“They told me that I needed to protect myself… but no one told me how to do that,” Maria* told UNFPA.
31 July 2018
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Me Me teaches adolescent girls in the camp about their health and human rights, and helps them understand their own potential. © UNFPA Myanmar
Girls in the community are often doubly vulnerable – they are members of the Rohingya ethnic group and they are girls in an isolated, traditional society.
26 July 2018
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Pregnant child brides need extra attention, says Huda, a UNFPA midwife in the Hayati Harrani women's and girl's safe space. “But our hands are tied because so few come for care.” © UNFPA Turkey/Usenabasi Esiet
“These girls don’t go to the doctor regularly," said Huda, a UNFPA midwife. "Some probably give birth at home."
24 July 2018
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Girls attend a football programme run by UNFPA and the Special Olympics in Azerbaijan. The programme brings together girls living with disabilities and those without, to play sports and learn about their rights. © UNFPA Azerbaijan
Life is often isolating for young people like Maryam. Girls living with disabilities often have few opportunities to engage with the broader world.

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