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23 January 2020
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UNFPA surveys show that teenagers in the country want to learn more about contraception.
17 January 2020
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Venera Jumabayeva acted fast to help Munira Kholmurodova recover from post-partum haemorrhage.
8 January 2020
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Razia Shamshad suffered pain and humiliation from complications in childbirth. Then she turned her life around.
3 January 2020
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Survivors and advocates Nachaki, Rosillah and Eunice speak with advocate and psychotherapist Leyla Hussein at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. (L-R) Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pratt/Too Young to Wed.
Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not just an issue just within her community, in Kenya’s rural Samburu County. “I realized it we are not the only ones to practise FGM,” she... Read more
23 December 2019
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The world has seen both peril and promise in the last 10 years.
These four changes have helped define the last 10 years as a decade of growing voices and choices for women and girls
20 December 2019
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A study of Yazidi survivors found that some were negatively affected by their experiences with journalists, expert Sherizaan Minwalla said. © UNFPA/Khetam Malkawi
Journalists must shine a light on gender-based violence in order to help authorities take action. Yet reporting on gender-based violence also comes with serious risks to survivors.
11 December 2019
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UNFPA is scaling up its activities to provide reproductive health care and support for survivors of violence in north-eastern Syria. © UNFPA Syria
The toll on civilians and health systems continue to mount.
10 December 2019
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A women-friendly space in Attapue. UNFPA has helped the Lao Women's Union to provide psychosocial support in the community. Such efforts will continue as the country rolls out the Essential Services Package. © UNFPA Lao People's Democratic Republic
La* spends her days providing support to survivors of violence and human trafficking. Then at night, she goes home to an abusive husband. 
10 December 2019
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Ms. Banda reads the inscription on her award, which comes from members of her community: “Thank you our fierce fighter, Memory." Image from video feed.
Memory Banda, 23, knows how to change the world: by refusing to stay silent. 
9 December 2019
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The imams want to become agents of change by raising awareness of the dangers of this and other harmful practices against women and girls.

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