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14 November 2019
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“If I had known about safe sex in my teens, my life would never have turned out this way,” said 21-year-old Sithu* from Myanmar. He contracted HIV two years ago, despite being intimate only twice with his partner at the... Read more
13 November 2019
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In 10 years, the world could achieve three transformative results, at a price tag of only $264 billion, according to new research unveiled at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. © UNFPA Uganda
The price tag to end preventable maternal deaths, cover all unmet needs for family planning and put a stop to gender-based violence by 2030 is $264 billion, according to new research unveiled at the Nairobi Summit on... Read more
12 November 2019
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Uhuru Kenyatta welcomes delegates at the Summit's opening. © Nairobi Summit
More than 6,000 world leaders, scholars, advocates, faith leaders and others converged on the Kenyatta International Conference Centre today to attend the first day of Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, which calls for action to... Read more
4 November 2019
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Nuns and monks gathered at Pangrizampa College of Astrology to speak with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem about their work on sexual and reproductive health and rights. © UNFPA Bhutan/Nilanjana Bose
"There was a time when I would be menstruating and didn’t know what to do during those days… Now I do.” These candid reflections came from an unexpected source: a nun sitting cross-legged on the floor of an... Read more
29 October 2019
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Without the support and information, Iuliana* faced violence and early pregnancy. But with the right support, a brighter future is possible. © UNFPA Moldova/Anastasia Pirvu
Iuliana* did not get much a childhood. At age 15, she found herself pregnant. She said she had been afraid to negotiate safe sex with her boyfriend, who was four years older. Her fears were well-founded: He sometimes... Read more
21 October 2019
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 The centres provide young people with knowledge about their bodies, relationships and health. © UNFPA Myanmar Thein Zaw Win
The youth centres are friendly spaces for youth amid protracted conflict in Kachin State.
16 October 2019
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The UNFPA-supported CASE Centre offers social and legal support for women survivors of gender-based violence in Ayacucho. © Municipality of Huamanga/Roxana Gomez Leon
A UNFPA-supported regional justice programme is keeping women safe by working together.
14 October 2019
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Ms. Asibazuyo described hairdressing as the "magic" skill that helped her overcome trauma and earn a living. © UNICEF/Adriko
For Irene Asibazuyo, hairdressing is the "magic" skill that helped her overcome trauma and earn a living.
11 October 2019
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Ms. Gebray wants to continue her education until the day comes when she freely decides to marry. © UNFPA Ethiopia/Abraham Gelaw
A recent arrest in Ethiopia underscores the importance of the Joint UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.
8 October 2019
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 In Yemen, exposure to trauma and violence is widespread as the conflict enters its fifth year. © UNFPA Yemen
This week's International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis Situations will focus on survivors of trauma and conflict like Salwa.

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