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10 July 2019
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Twenty-five years ago, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls and to promote their empowerment. © UNFPA Morocco
Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September, world leaders adopted the visionary ICPD Programme of Action. See how it has changed the world.
8 July 2019
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Ms. Akongo prepares to graduate. Neither tragedy nor age could deter her from pursuing her dreams. © UNFPA South Sudan/Arlene Alano
At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said.
3 July 2019
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Fadia was the first baby born in the UNFPA-supported hospitainer facility in Al-Hol Camp in northern Syria. © UNFPA Syria
“I have no home. I have lost everything. And now I have to give birth to my baby in a camp,” Khadeeja told UNFPA.
1 July 2019
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Ms. Kaleso suffered stigma and isolation stemming from fistula for a year before she got treatment. © UNFPA Malawi
“I consider myself very lucky," says Monica Kaleso, a Malawian fistula survivor who overcame stigma after being treated.
28 June 2019
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"We lost all our belongings – including the new clothes we had bought for the baby," Tatenda Sithole, from Rusitu. © UNFPA Zimbabwe
Just weeks ago, Chioniso survived Cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms to ever strike in the southern hemisphere. But when the winds died down, a new danger emerged.
21 June 2019
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A Syrian refugee in northern Iraq. © UNFPA/Seivan Salim
“I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently.
12 June 2019
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Participants in the ‘Beauty for All’ course show off their new skills at a graduation ceremony in April. Photo courtesy of L’Oréal
Not long ago, Olena* feared for her life and for her children. But then she found the courage to start a new life.
11 June 2019
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Fighting for girls’ right to say no to child marriage in South Sudan
Helen Poni hopes her decision to not become a child bride and pursue a career inspires other girls.
5 June 2019
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Large numbers of people are bypassing immigration controls as they exit Venezuela. © Tomer Urwicz
Fifteen-year-old Nelsmar walked for eight days to reach Colombia, where she slept on the streets. This is her story.
4 June 2019
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Midwife Imama (left) checks on Salma and her newborn in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. © UNFPA Bangladesh/Fahima Tajrin
Midwives could avert over 80 per cent of all maternal deaths, stillbirths and newborn deaths.

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