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In Libya, a chance at a future after violence and rejection

After a divorce following a violent marriage, Muna* found herself facing a different set of challenges. “I suffered abuse, mistreatment and discrimination,” she recounted. “It is the stigma that accompanies many…

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Better maternal health outcomes – and sometimes a miracle – in Guinea-Bissau

Ami Campini says she’s lucky to be alive. The mother of four was seven months pregnant with her fifth child when she and her family moved from the northern part of the country to the Quinara region in the southwest…

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Sexuality education is among teachings by monks in Bhutan

For centuries, the tenth day of the month has been celebrated in temples and monasteries throughout the mainly Buddhist Himalayan kingdom with religious mask dances performed as part of tshechu (“day ten”) festivals.…

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Five ways climate change hurts women and girls

In a year that has seen a global onslaught of catastrophic heat waves, wildfires, floods and drought, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest assessment report, released last week, serves as an…

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Student midwives persevere amid conflict and pandemic in Afghanistan

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only crisis preventing students from attending class. The recent and intensified conflicts all over Afghanistan, particularly in Kandahar Province, have also resulted in widespread fear…

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Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

In the face of extraordinary challenges, young people are not only calling for change – they are the change.

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Midwifery training helps doctors, nurses level up their skills in rural China

Midwifery training is not just for midwives.

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Crises in Haiti leave women and girls ever more vulnerable

Even before President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in early July, the already politically unstable Caribbean country was in turmoil. Last year, it had to contend with COVID-19; Tropical Storm Laura, which killed…

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Treating the invisible wounds of violence in Peru

Nearly every morning for the past six years Gabriela Gonzales has been going to the Honorio Delgado Community Mental Health Centre (CMHC) in the Jesús María neighborhood. She is a psychiatrist who treats survivors of…

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