News on Youth leadership & participation

4 November 2020
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Karen, a 14-year-old teenager, lives with her family in a slum on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is afraid to return home after school because she is afraid of her uncle, who has... Read more
23 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 24 October, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible through global... Read more
9 October 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 11 October, organizations and activists around the world will mark the International Day of the Girl Child, shining a spotlight on the rights, needs,  vulnerabilities, contributions and... Read more
10 September 2020
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BEIRUT, Lebanon – A month after the Beirut Port explosion, life remains uncertain for thousands of women and girls. Among the displaced are an estimated 84,000 women and girls of reproductive age. UNFPA is working with... Read more
25 August 2020
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BEIRUT, Lebanon – Weeks after a horrific explosion devastated the Lebanese capital, Beirut, views of smouldering wreckage are being steadily replaced by scenes of collective action. Community members and partner... Read more
13 August 2020
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CHIȘINĂU, Moldova/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Maria Roșca has been alone for months. The 73-year-old widow hasn’t left home since the COVID-19 lockdown began. “I keep the TV and the radio on to feel like I’m not alone in... Read more
30 July 2020
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MBABANE, Eswatini – Once a month, Nolwazi Myeni receives a message on her mobile phone notifying her that family planning services are available despite the pandemic-related lockdown. “I felt very encouraged to be... Read more
30 June 2020
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and communities. And without... Read more
25 June 2020
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CAIRO, Egypt – “Every morning we meet with the intention of packing as many kits as we can, to be delivered to the health workers who are working hard to protect us,” 22-year-old Ammar told UNFPA. Ammar is a volunteer... Read more
22 June 2020
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LILONGWE, Malawi – Isaac Zatha, the headmaster of Chapita Primary School in the Malawian district of Salima, spent years watching his girl students disappear from class when they were married off or became pregnant. “... Read more

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