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25 April 2018
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Rima*, a 22-year-old mother of two, escaped both violence in Syria and abuse in her home. Today, she works as a health mediator at a UNFPA-supported safe space in Turkey. © UNFPA Turkey
Two women speak of war, child marriage, domestic violence, displacement – and escape.
24 April 2018
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Young women and men come to Safe Space sessions in equal numbers and with equal levels of interest in discussing topics that, otherwise, most don't talk about with anyone else. © UNFPA Maldives/Ashwa Faheem
Safe Space provides a venue to explore sensitive topics.
19 April 2018
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Thousands of women in Piura remain affected by the floods. © UNFPA Peru/Angela Valverde
Protection and reproductive health needs are still acute among flood-affected women and girls.
16 April 2018
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Young actors perform a scene from "Ruža," an interactive play about the harms of child marriage. Photo by Almir Panjeta for UNICEF/UNFPA BiH
On the surface, child marriage seems to affect few girls, but dig a little deeper, and a pattern emerges among the most marginalized.
11 April 2018
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Sport improves confidence and builds community, say youth leaders.© UNFPA Iraq
Sport helps draw vulnerable youth to programmes where they can receive critical information and services.
10 April 2018
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Out's pregnancy is assessed by a midwife during an antenatal home visit. © UNFPA/Ruth Carr
Rural midwives are working to end preventable maternal deaths.
9 April 2018
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The needs of migrant women and girls are falling through the cracks. Izdihar, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. © UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab
The needs of women and girls are falling through the cracks.
6 April 2018
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Lena Towai with her newborn son. They have been living at a displacement camp in East Pokot County since August 2017.  © UNFPA Kenya/Douglas Waudo
Under armed attack, Lena Towai fled into the wilderness and gave birth in the dark – assisted only by a neighbour with a gunshot wound.
4 April 2018
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MP Hadjira Oumouri attends the Comorian marathon on International Women’s Day. Her shirt says, "I am more than a mother. I am also a woman with ambition." © UNFPA Comoros/Nasser Youssouf
A midwife has become the only female Member of Parliament in the Comoros. She brings the fight for gender equality with her.
28 March 2018
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“What I have had to go through, it has been terrible," said Antone, 50. Her husband and children were killed as they fled Kasai. © UNFPA Angola/Tiril Skarstein
“When they entered the village, they started to kill everybody, without exception,” Antone, a 50-year-old refugee, told UNFPA.

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