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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. 
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.
3 December 2019
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Sithembile Mabuza from Eswatini has a disability but she still wants to have a husband and children. © UNFPA ESARO/Lindiwe Siyaya
Young women with disabilities want to change the perception that they don't  need information on sexual and reproductive health.
1 December 2019
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Chifundo Tindo now trains other people to provide stigma-free comprehensive sexuality education. © UNFPA
The stigma attached to HIV can derail the health and safety of young people living with the virus
30 November 2019
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Sex workers are highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, HIV, discrimination and other harms. © Tomislav Georgiev/UNFPA MK
As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should be a safe haven for all – the health facility.
26 November 2019
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Child marriage is widely seen as a way to secure care for daughters, who are often viewed as an economic burden. In this way, the practice both arises from and perpetuates gender inequality.  © UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub
“Growing up, I felt as though my wings were slowly clipped against my will, and life became a cage from which there was no escape,” said Amal*.
25 November 2019
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Salwa's* experience shows the vulnerabilities of survivors who do not receive qualified and timely support.. © UNFPA Yemen
“I want to be there for women when their rights are being trampled," said Chrestine Espinorio, a police officer in Marawi.
22 November 2019
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The first woman to give birth at Fatoumata Diallo's clinic named her daughter after the midwife.
20 November 2019
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ICPD25 stakeholders now look ahead towards the necessary next step: making sure partners make good on their commitments.
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

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